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Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

In a group press conference convened yesterday, a handful aides to Governor Paterson announced their intentions to resign.

Paterson's Furloughs For 100,000 Workers Blocked By Judge

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — A federal judge has halted attempts by New York's governor to impose furloughs on about 100,000 state workers and withhold their ...

Advocates Target NY Arts Cuts: Extent of Possible Job Losses Remain Unknown

Leonard Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonard Jacobs

Arts advocacy organizations are launching an all-hands-on-deck effort to force Paterson to retreat on his proposal of a 40 percent cut to New York State Council on the Arts.

Paterson Had Key Role In Sherr-una Booker Abuse Case: New York Times | DANNY HAKIM, WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson personally helped draft a statement last month that he hoped would be endorsed by a woman involved in a domestic dispute with o...

Hey, Andrew Cuomo: Eliminate the NYS Office of Mental Health

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
DJ Jaffe

Dear Andrew: Your "Action Plan" rightfully bemoans the "ever proliferating tangle of boards, commissions, councils, departments, divisions, offices, ...

Harlem's New Political Elite | Geraldine Baum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The collapse of this dynasty has pained Harlem, and there are no rising stars to carry on. The new political elite is less interested in getting elect...

"It's for the Kids' Education": New York Voters Support Their Schools

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

Governor David Paterson thinks he knows what's on New Yorkers' minds. On Monday, the governor predicted that voters across the state would reject tax increases for local school budgets.

Paterson Calls Special Budget Sessions, Disrupting Dem, GOP Convention Plans | By Glenn Blain | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson threw cold water on the convention plans of Democrats and Republicans Tuesday. Fed up with the lack of progress in state budget negotia...

Paterson's New Press Secretary Marissa Shorenstein Resigns Amid Scandal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson's press secretary is resigning, making her the fourth top staffer to resign amid scandals that threaten the a...

Paterson Aide, David Johnson, Ignores Subpoena | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A senior aide to Gov. David A. Paterson failed to respond to a subpoena from a state ethics commission requiring him to testify about his role in obta...

Paterson Delays State Income Tax Refunds | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David Paterson is delaying state income tax refunds by about two weeks for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers to make sure the state has enough...

Paterson Produces E-Mails To Refute Claim He Lied About Free Yankees Tickets | Greg B. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson lashed back Tuesday at a report claiming he lied about shaking down the Yankees for free tickets to a World Series game - producing e-ma...

Paterson Sees New Aqueduct Racino Deal Within One Month | By Oren Yaniv and Glenn Blain | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Aqueduct racino project should be back on track within a month, Gov. Paterson declared Monday. ...

Paterson Slammed For Giving Raises To Staffers The Day After Furlough Is Approved | By Glenn Blain and Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An under fire Gov. David Paterson backed down Wednesday morning and rescinded raises for five of his staffers while seeking furloughs for 100,000 stat...

Paterson's Father, Basil Paterson, Faces Tough Times Too | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It has not been easy being David A. Paterson the last several weeks. He was hounded into abandoning an election bid to remain governor because of accu...

Blagojevich On Letterman: 'How Come I'm Not A Governor And Paterson Is?' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich made his second appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" Wednesday night, where he brought out his usual self deprecating hu...

Aqueduct Racino Deal Dead

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson's administration dropped its support Thursday for a consortium chosen to build and operate up to 4,500 video ...

Paterson's Poll Numbers Up

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - A new poll shows the percentage of New York voters who say scandal-plagued Gov. David Paterson should serve out his term...

No Trespassing: The Importance of State Parks

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Cunningham

Paterson proposes closure of 41 parks and 14 historic sites. If we lose our public land, we all become trespassers, except for the wealthy.

Ravitch Budget Plan Calls For Control Board, Borrowing Billions

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (Associated Press) -- Closed-door budget talks at the Capitol on Tuesday included discussion of a spending cap, more borrowing and propos...

Pedro Perez, Acting State Trooper Superintendent, Latest Paterson Resignation

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — The replacement for the New York State Police superintendent who retired amid the scandal enveloping Gov. David Paterson announce...

Peeksill Mayor Upset Over 'SNL' Sketch

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. — A suburban New York mayor wants to correct the record after "Saturday Night Live" made fun of her city. First, Peekskill isn'...

Paterson's Record Cut During a Homelessness Crisis

Mary Brosnahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mary Brosnahan

A staggering 39,200 people will bed down tonight in NYC's emergency shelter system. Paterson's budget would slash $104 million from adult shelters, prevention services and permanent housing.

Rush Limbaugh Hurls Racist 'Massa' Comment At David Paterson (AUDIO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rush Limbaugh hurled a racist comment towards embattled New York Governor David Paterson on his radio show Tuesday. Discussing the resignation of R...

What's Really Wrong With Our Politicians

Khanh Ho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Khanh Ho

The recent flock of officials who have appeared on the public stage are letting us down when we need them most.