Morning Read, Upstate: Paterson Acts Alone, Gets Weaker?

Jay Jacobs tells Liz “there’s no single issue” that decides whether David Paterson will be able to run, even though Andrew Cuomo will have more money, and in opposition to what he told party chairs privately two weeks ago.

Cuomo has asked several party chairs not to endorse him for governor–yet.

City Hall continues its look at the Working Families Party.

David Paterson is moving ahead with $1.1 billion of cuts that he is implementing, alone, to bridge a mid-year budget deficit.

He admitted that legislators don’t like his dubiously legal executive budget option.

This action may weaken his hand in negotiations with legislators.

$10 million of anti-tobacco funding may be cut.

The Times Union says things are very bad.

The Post is pressuring Merryl Tisch to join with Michael Bloomberg in seeking “race to the top” money.

The Times says New York’s campaign finance laws are still a disgrace.

Randy Credico explains why he will primary Chuck Schumer: “Schumerism is a political pathology.”

Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava said on “Face the Nation” that she’s 7 out of 10 on a Republican scale.

Leandra’s Law will create more work for probation officers.

Jay Walder will be in the Hudson Valley.

Lawmakers are mulling a New York version of CSPAN.

And below, Greg Ball explains why he is running for the State Senate instead of Congress:

Morning Read, Upstate: Paterson Acts Alone, Gets Weaker?