Morning Read: Another Doomsday

It’s another Doomsday Monday, with the legislature and the governor squaring off over two competing budget proposals.

“The shutdown is called off,” says the Times Union.

Paterson said he’ll “veto everything” if legislators don’t do it his way.

He also said legislators are “not listening to the signals from Washington.”

But the governor wouldn’t “get into the weeds,” when Jimmy asked about the contrapositive–if federal FMAP funding comes through.

Some Democratic state Senators might not go along with the deal.

What’s in the Legislature’s two-way plan.

A Daily News editorial says it will “scam the taxpayers.”

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie takes a swipe at Albany.

National GOP chairman Michael Steel is making an end-run around state chairman Ed Cox.

The W.F.P. and the N.A.A.C.P. might challenge New York’s new voting machines.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney will be joining Christine Quinn for a viewing party of the Elena Kagan hearings.

There could be a lot of talk about the Israeli Supreme Court.

West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd died this morning at the age of 92.

And, above, Newsday fronts some bad news for Rick Lazio: Most Long Island voters prefer him on local issues (50 to 38) but still say they’d vote for Andrew Cuomo (55 to 33).

Morning Read: Another Doomsday