Morning Read: Collision Course

Carl Paladino: “I have made mistakes.”

The gay nephew that Paladino keeps invoking is not talking to the Daily News.

He did tell the Post that he was “very offended” by his uncle’s comments.

Paladino the landlord collected rent from gay clubs on property he owns, one of which was named Buffalo’s “gay club of the moment.”

Ann Coulter called on conservatives to defend Paladino.

Jeanine Pirro is helping Paladino with debate prep.

No-fault divorce is now in effect.

An anti-abortion group is fighting a new city council law that would force pregnancy crisis centers to disclose that they are not reproductive health clinics.

Can any comptroller fix New York’s budget?

The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department sued New York State to guarantee that state election officials count absentee ballots cast by military service members in the Nov. 2 election.

A report issued today by the Empire Center for New York State Policy shows that the state has promised more than $200 billion worth of health benefits to retirees while setting aside almost nothing, “putting the public work force on a collision course with the taxpayers who are expected to foot the bill.”

On Andrew Cuomo’s plan to create a state infrastructure bank, Christopher Jones of the RPA says, “The rationale for it is very sound.”

Nick Confessore walks the Columbus Day parade in search of quotes.

R.I.P. Robert Tishman.

dfreedlander@observer.com Morning Read: Collision Course