Morning Read, Upstate: Monserrate’s Slush Fund

A judge reversed Tom DiNapoli’s pension measures.

New York might really, actually, run out of cash in November.

Joe Bruno’s trial is starting, and he’s “confident.”

Bill Hammond says Hiram Monserrate’s secret legal defense fund “is beating the state’s public integrity rules to a pulp.”

The Times Union says what he did is worse than paying with campaign funds.

In Binghamton, David Paterson said New York must “capitalize on its opportunities.”

He’ll include same-sex marriage legislation during a special session next month.

Paterson says that New York is eligible for federal “race to the top” money without repealing its charter school cap.

The Post is incensed.

State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. is fighting against drunk drivers.

Some Republicans were shocked at Chris Collins’ reference to Sheldon Silver is the anti-Christ.

Silver is mum on the issue.

There will be two constitutional amendments on the ballot this year.

Dutchess County doesn’t know how it will pay its M.T.A. payroll tax.

The Post endorsed Doug Hoffman for Congress, saying “a Republican should adhere to certain minimum GOP principles.”

Right-wing activists have descended on Watertown to try and elect him.

Bill Owens talked about jobs, and still favors civil unions for same-sex couples.

Jude Seymour asks all three candidates about local issues; Doug Hoffman doesn’t respond.

And here’s David Paterson this morning on CNBC talking about New York’s economy:

 

Morning Read, Upstate: Monserrate’s Slush Fund