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Cuomo: I'm The Real Tea Party Candidate | FREDRIC U. DICKER in Albany and JENNIFER FERMINO in NY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Andrew Cuomo claimed yesterday that he -- not bombastic, bomb-throwing Buffalo developer Carl Paladino -- is the real Tea Party candidate for governor...

Domestic Workers' Rights Law Protects Against Sexual Harassment

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson on Tuesday signed into law the first extensive domestic workers' rights measure in the nation, which...

Paterson To Sign Bill Giving Nannies Protections Against Employer Abuse

PBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Patricia always wanted to have a baby, but her doctors told her she never would. Instead, she worked as a nanny, caring for someone else's child. She ...

Paterson Ties Cabbie Stabbing To Park51 Controversy

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson sees a connection between the stabbing of Muslim cab driver Ahmed Sharif and the fervor over the proposed Islamic Center near ground zer...

Paterson, Archbishop Dolan To Discuss Park51 Islamic Center

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson said Monday he'll meet with Archbishop Timothy Dolan to discuss a mosque and Islamic community center planned...

Paterson Admits No Talks To Move 'Ground Zero Mosque' Scheduled

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Developers of an Islamic cultural center and mosque near ground zero say they never planned to meet with New York Gov. David Pate...

Archbishop Dolan Speaks Out On 'Ground Zero Mosque'

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Archbishop Timothy Dolan thinks there's room for compromise in the mosque near Ground Zero debate. "My major prayer is that what has turned into so...

Paterson's Yankee Ticket Troubles Not Over

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson violated ethics laws by soliciting five World Series tickets last year from the New York Yankees, a ...

Paterson: Andrew Cuomo Would Have Beaten Me | By Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - Gov. Paterson admitted Monday for the first time that he does not think he could have beaten Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary. In a reve...

Paterson: I Should Have Stayed In Governor's Race

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — A day after a special prosecutor cleared Gov. David Paterson of allegations that he tampered with a witness who had accused a top...

Today's Front Pages: July 29

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

News you can use. ...

Paterson Plans Mass Layoffs | By Oren Yaniv and Glenn Blain | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson is preparing to slash the state's workforce. Escalating his battle with public employee unions, Paterson said Monday planning for layof...

Paterson To Reintroduce Soda Tax Plan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Gov. David Paterson is making one last push for his soda tax plan in the state budget. Paterson will reportedly reintroduce the plan dur...

Gov. Paterson Ends Database on Innocent NYers, But Stop-and-Frisks and Low-Level Marijuana Arrests Still Need to Be Drastically Reduced

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ethan Nadelmann

David Paterson has signed legislation to limit the NYPD practice of storing personal information on innocent New Yorkers who are stopped-and-frisked but not charged with any crime.

Nectar of the Clods

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The fight over the budget in Albany is impossible to explain, and even if I tried to do so, it would just make you feel terrible about New York's wretched politics. So let's stick to the question of selling wine in grocery stores.

New York's Accidental Governor Runs For Full Term

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

If being governor of New York was a normal job, David Paterson might have made a go of it. But in Albany, it's the legislature that rules. To have any influence on that clan of bozos, a governor has to be very able and very tough.

Paterson Calls Special Session To Deal With Budget Deficit

The New York Observer | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

David Paterson is calling lawmakers back for a special session to deal with the budget deficit -- in November....

Forest City's Longshot Bond Issue in Brooklyn

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steve Ettlinger

As Forest City Enterprises markets bonds for Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn -- which includes the most expensive basketball arena in the country -- I'm struck by how tenuous the whole thing is.

Lazy Legislature Fails To Deal With Budget, Gay Marriage

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — With New York drowning in deepening deficit spending and running out of cash to pay huge bills due next month, the Legislature me...

Gov. Paterson Insists He Didn't Take Shot At Obama

Politicker NY | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - David Paterson insisted comments he made yesterday about Barack Obama's effectiveness in Washington were not a "shot" at the president. This ...

Richard Fife, Gov. Paterson's Selected Campaign Manager

New York Times | Nicholas Confessore | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Showing his intention to keep his job, Gov. David A. Paterson announced on Thursday that he had selected Richard Fife, a longtime New York political o...

Water Bottle Deposits To Start This Fall In NY

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Mandatory deposits on water bottles are expected to start this fall in New York, while the Paterson administration considers chan...

Ex-Worker Says Senate Aide, Indira F. Noel, Had Carte Blanche With Gov. David A. Paterson

New York Times | DANNY HAKIM and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - A former Senate employee who is suing the state over his dismissal in 2007 said on Thursday that he had testified under oath this week that h...

Leave Rockefeller Drug Law Reforms Alone

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Papa

District Attorneys and Republican Senators, who were the main opponents of the reforms, have struck back. They are now seeking to mount a campaign to repeal the reforms.

Confidence in Caroline

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denise Dennis

If selected by Governor Paterson, Caroline Kennedy would make an excellent United States senator from the great state of New York. She has lived in ...