Morning Read: Budget Stalls on SUNY Talks; New York City Growing in Power?

The Assembly is resisting David Paterson’s plan to overhaul the SUNY system, which the governor insists be included in a budget deal.

Paterson, still threatening to put education cuts in the next budget extender, may include a soda tax as well.

Some individual lawmakers have been quietly discussing another millionaires’ tax.

Cigarette smokers are apparently unhappy about having to pay more for cigarettes.

The Post wants the state Education Department to trim back its own expenses, not to cut back testing.

Ruben Diaz Sr. accused Kevin Parker of threatening him with an “expletive-filled tirade.”

As redistricting looms, a growing New York City may find itself with even more power in Albany. 

bill passed both chambers that would require insurers in New York to cover autism-related health care treatments. 

An anti-bullying bill passed the Senate (after failing to do so seven times prior), and now goes to the governor’s desk.

Two dollar group-ride vans will be on the rise in New York if Mayor Bloomberg and David Yassky have their way.

Morning Read: Budget Stalls on SUNY Talks; New York City Growing in Power?