Malcolm Smith won’t step aside gracefully, Fred Dicker’s sources tell him about how bitter budget negotiations have become.
Jerry Nadler endorsed Kirsten Gillibrand in her Senate bid.
There’s still no agreed-upon plan to deal with a mid-year budget deficit.
Joe Bruno never disclosed his financial interests when deciding who would run the Saratoga Race Track.
There has been no reaction in the legislature, and the News writes that “the pols’ silent acquiesence is yet another reason why New Yorkers must throw the bums out next fall.”
The Post called Bruno’s trial a “revealing clinic on public corruption.”
Carl Kruger makes lots of special interest money.
Lee Miringoff said Rudy Giuliani’s reported exit from the governor’s race is a “game-changer.”
The Times says Albany is leading the way on drunk driving laws.
And below, video of the State Senate’s agriculture meeting in Watertown: