Morning Read: Fear and Protesting

Japan: More nuclear news. [Daily News]

Budgets: How the Assembly and Senate budgets differ from Cuomo’s. [Thomas Kaplan]

Budgets: Cuomo has the upper hand. [Nick Reisman]

Budgets: Extending surcharge on high-income earners is “most significant sticking point.” [Brendan Scott]

Budgets: Legalizing ultimate fighting could bring in $2.5 million annually. [Ken Lovett]

Gun Control: Bloomberg “tried valiantly to breathe life” into the issue. [S.A. Miller]

Protesting Albany: “State police said there were no arrests. One organizer who urged her group to remain peaceful said she did not have enough money to make bail.” [Tom Precious]

Corruption: Hospital removes top executive accused in Kruger bribery scheme. [NYT]

Corruption: The Times confirms Sheepshead Bites’ scoop about the Kruger case and the reality show. [Andy Newman]

Opinion: Editors note Anthony Weiner’s work on a supreme court-related bill. [NYT]

Staffing: “Cuomo ally leads ski authority.” [Rick Karlin]

Islamic Center: Another court challenge. [WSJ]

Jail: Andrew Stein gets probation in no small part because of letters he provided the court. [NYT]

Smoking: A ban in private apartments. [Craig Karmin]

Media: WSJ quotes an NY Post op-ed written by a Fox News analyst. [Juan Williams]

Morning Read: Fear and Protesting