No news is all bad.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Take the state budget mess, for instance.
- The moment Gov. Paterson declared it a “crisis”, his poll numbers shot up.
- The same Quinnipiac poll finds that most of us want millionaires to bear the brunt of filling the budget hole.
- Paterson’s calling the showdown over state spending “High Noon”, and he’s Gary Cooper.
- Crisis?Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â What crisis, says one state Assemblyman.
- When the Senate comes back on Friday, it is likely to approve the Gov’s school property tax cap.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Senate leader Dean Skelos answered questions about the cap from school board members.
- Meantime, some lobbying groups want the old David Paterson back.
All Spitzer, All The Time:
They may have been working on budgets in Albany yesterday, but they were talking about something different.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Hundreds of pages of documents were released Tuesday, from the investigation into former Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s attempt to bash then-Senate leader Joe Bruno over Bruno’s state-funded travel.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I could provide literally 25 links to stories on this.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Google it if you’re as interested as the Albany pols.
I also hear (can’t find the doggoned link) that Spitzer’s prostitute is now the mascot for a bar.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 16th minute of fame officially underway.
Real News, Elsewhere:
- State pension fund drops, but by not as much as other pension funds.
- Paterson signed a bill to slow down home foreclosures.
- Environmental groups want Paterson to enforce a truck emissions law.
- Assembly Democrats want something done on home heating costs before winter hits.
- The challenge to Paterson’s gay marriage order begins tomorrow.
- An expensive, balky statewide emergency communications system is down to the deadline.
- The state will look into medicaid fraud after newspaper points out lots of it.
Apropos Of Not Very Much:
- Imagine: No more pizza shop coupons hung on my doorknob and bar band flyers under my windshield wiper.
- Buffalo’s new city slogan:Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Dying faster than the rest.
- Funny, no one ever wants a second ride.
- John McCain calls Barack Obama a celebrity like Paris Hilton, and Paris Hilton’s insulted.