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Museums, Educations Threatened By Budget Cuts | By Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City's cultural institutions are on red alert in anticipation of cuts in government funding next year. And that's not all....

Andrew Cuomo Told Rudy Giuliani He's Running For Governor: New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Andrew Cuomo has secretly notified Rudy Giuliani that he will run for governor next year, The Post has learned. The confidential message, conveyed ...

Governor Paterson's New London

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

While considering a Nets arena in Brooklyn, Paterson ought to pay attention to the ugly eminent domain saga in New London. That so-called "economic development" is now acres of vacant lots.

Gov. Paterson: Where Is Your Education Strategy?

Thomas W. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thomas W. Carroll

Since taking office as governor, Paterson has yet to articulate an educational vision. His most significant education proposals have revolved around student access to snack foods.

Quakers and Shakers: Giuliani and Paterson Unlikely Bedfellows in the Axis of Anxiety

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Adam Hanft

Tough-guy Rudy Giuliani and touchy-feely David Paterson are in unlikely and violent agreement: making Manhattan Ground Zero for the Khalid Sheik Mohammed trial is a very bad idea.

Swine Flu: Albany Spends $19,000 On Anti-Swine Flu Hand Sanitizer

New York Politics News, Reaction, and Analysis | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Swine flu is upon us. And New York has responded, in part, by spending over $19,000 on 546 hand sanitizer dispensers that are now dotting the walls of...

Geese, Ganders and Governors

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Governor Paterson's proposal proposed budget cuts (and similar proposals in the other 49 states) are a recipe for an even worse economic disaster than we have had during the past year.

Gov. Paterson Wants To Legalize Ultimate Fighting To Help Budget Crisis | Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Supporters say legalizing ultimate fighting would result in millions of dollars for the cash-strapped state - not just from the matches but also the e...

New York State has a Big Choice - Monday

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jack Hidary

Let's see if our dysfunctional state system can pass a bill that helps us all or whether we are doomed to be left behind as the rest of the country benefits from the new energy economy.

Report: Obama Still Wants Paterson Out Of Office | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

President Obama still wants Gov. Paterson dumped from the Democratic ticket, even though the field of GOP candidates for governor is weaker now that R...

Can Paterson Learn From The Secret Race to Replace Jon Corzine?

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

Unfortunately for Paterson, he has disadvantages that Corzine did not: a contested primary next September and powerful leaders opposed to his renomination.

Paterson: I Expect Obama Will Stay Out Of NY Primary

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Governor Paterson went on Larry King last night to discuss his political future and his relationship with President Obama. Paterson, who also crash...

Gov. Paterson Forfeits Leadership Role in Race to the Top; Will Anyone Step Forward?

Thomas W. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thomas W. Carroll

The governor's inaction -- perhaps disinterest -- in whether New York has a shot at hundreds of millions of dollars in federal education aid underscores the current vacuum on educational issues.

Governor Paterson Jokes About Peeing On New York Legislature

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Governor Paterson really puts the "pee" in politics. According to the New York Post's Cindy Adams, at a fundraiser on Wednesday night the governor jo...

Paterson Talks Saturday Night Live, Obama Administration

NY1 | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In an exclusive interview Monday on NY1, Governor David Paterson reaffirmed that he is running in the gubernatorial election next year and addressed t...

New York's Tough Enough for Terrorist Trials

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Winship

Most of us who live not far from Ground Zero, and who were here on 9/11, see New York as an appropriate and just venue, and aren't afraid that the trial will result in terrorist retribution.

Comptroller DiNapoli: New York Running $4.1 Billion Budget Deficit | DANNY HAKIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Deteriorating economic factors have propelled New York State's projected budget deficit to $4.1 billion, according to the state's comptroller, who war...

Will Cuomo Control The Dems In 2010?

The New York Observer | Steve Kornacki | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mr. Cuomo's poll numbers are so high that - barring the overhyped possibility of a run by Rudy Giuliani - next November's election won't be much fun. ...

Jason Linkins

Gov. David Paterson Offers Jay-Z Critical Endorsement | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One thing I have to give New York Governor David Paterson is that he gets hip-hop right more often than not. Today, according to New York Magazine's ...

What We're Not Saying: Why I Miss Eliot Spitzer

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

We were perversely short-sighted with the way we handled Eliot Spitzer. We prioritized our blood lust for personal justice over our desire for effective public policy.

New York State Ethics Bill Revealed

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York's Assembly and Senate agree on reforming state ethics laws, but their package lacks the independent oversight of lawmakers' behavior that Gov...

Paterson's State Of The State Will Focus On Corruption | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson on Wednesday will unveil a set of sweeping proposals to rein in political corruption in state government, including vastly expa...

Join the Kill the Drill Campaign

Scott Stringer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Scott Stringer

Kill the Drill is a campaign to voice opposition to any hydraulic fracturing in the city's upstate watershed, which supplies 90 percent of New York City's drinking water.

Schumer Quiet On Health Care Bill Problems For New York | By Michael Mcauliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When the feds whack New York, you usually hear Chuck Schumer lead the outrage. But on health care, he's been practically mute about some mighty hits h...

State Must End Threat to NYC's Drinking Water

Scott Stringer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Scott Stringer

New York State regulators trail everybody else in protecting New York City's drinking water from natural gas drilling, despite the fact that they alone have the authority to do so.