Morning Read: Furloughs

Where Barack Obama will go in Buffalo, I think.

Vito Fossella considers a run for his old congressional seat.

Furloughs approved in Albany. Labor goes to court.

Lawmakers voted for furloughs because, if they didn’t, they figured there would more political backlash if the state government shut down.

Suzi Oppenheimer: “If we shut down government, so many incomprehensible, terrible things would happen.”

Diane Savino: “”He’s asked us to legalize an illegal act.”

Jacob Gershman notes this move proves Paterson, as a lame duck, still has some power.

Karlin and Vielkind have more.

Bloomberg endorses Donovan. “It would be a little bit strange to number one, not support somebody who has done a very good job on Staten Island and number two, somebody who campaigned for me.”

New paid sick day legislation may be more tolerable in the City Council.

City Hall will oppose the bill.

The city spends millions to “prop up” the Health and Hospitals Corporation.

HHC will cut 500 jobs.

Craig Johnson and Jeff Klein verse the teachers’ union.

Student grades will be a factor in teacher evaluations.

Grace Meng wants more English on signs in Flushing.

Rep. Maurice Hinchey gets hit by his GOP opponent for not being tougher on Iran.

An NYPD lab technician may have fudged test results, jeopardizing some convictions.

David Brooks on Elana Kagan: “She has become a legal scholar without the interest scholars normally have in the contest of ideas.”

Kagan boosts Obama with gays-rights activists.

The New York Times wonders about Kagan’s judicial philosophy.

Kagan almost gets an endorsement from the Post: “Obama could have done far worse.”

Kagan was never a judge. “[S]o what?” says the Daily News.

“‘I remember clearly sitting in her living room at a young age of 20 [thinking] how smart she was,’ said Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.”

Meet the man behind the phrase, “If you see something, say something.”

And pictured above is Dan Halloran greeting Ed Cox at the Hyatt yesterday.

Morning Read: Furloughs