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Governor David Paterson

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Former Dem Gov: 'Plenty Of Reasons' Obama Could Be 'One-Term President' | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

540 Park at The Loews Regency Hotel in New York City is the stuff of legend. For years, powerful figures have frequented the self-described "home of t...

She was an inmate. I was a suburbanite. We were never supposed to be friends.

Joan Gelman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Women
Joan Gelman

She was an inmate. I was a suburbanite. We were never supposed to be friends.

Is the Natural Gas Industry Fracking Itself?

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

While much is yet to be discovered about the full effect of hydrofracking, what is known to date would suggest that the gas industry would want to really take a good look at developing a long-term investment strategy of renewable resources, quickly.

New Secure Communities Agreement in NY Does Little to Address Immigrant Concerns

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Renee Feltz

The program is active in 34 states and more than 700 counties, and ICE wants to expand it nationwide by 2013. It has met strong resistance from civil rights and immigrant advocates.


Gothamist | Ben Yakas in News on December 22, 2010 12:31 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

According to a report in today's Post, Governor Paterson is up Shell Bank Creek without a paddle, or a dollar to buy a paddle. Paterson has allegedly ...

Giving Thanks in New York

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Let's face it, when you count your blessings this year the first thing that springs to mind is not going to be the New York state legislature. Still, there's lots in New York to give thanks for.

Paterson to FEMA: We Need Tornado Money!

Gothamist | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In case you forgot, two tornadoes blasted through Brooklyn and Queens in September, pulling up trees, wrecking sidewalks and killing one woman. Now, G...

The One-Two Punch of Autism

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liane Kupferberg Carter

Last month both the Assembly and state Senate unanimously passed groundbreaking bipartisan legislation that will put New York at the forefront of a nationwide effort to provide health insurance coverage for people with autism.

Paterson Likely To Sign No-Fault Divorce Bill | By Kenneth Lovett and Glenn Blain | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

State legislators are making it easier to end a marriage in New York. The Assembly on Thursday night overwhelmingly approved no-fault divorce, allowi...

Paterson Says GOP Governor Candidates "Know Nothing" | By Glenn Blain and Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson slammed two of the Republicans who want his job this morning, saying they "know nothing" and should not be running for the state's top o...

Andrew Cuomo to New York State School Districts: Drop Dead

David A. Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David A. Singer

The state fiscal year is nearly one-quarter over -- and there's still no adopted state budget. Governor Paterson has twice rammed through extenders to keep the state government operating.

Paterson Channels Polonius: Albany Skirmish Over Borrowing

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

Day 78 without a state budget. 78 is the speed of some old records, in rpm, the atomic number of platinum, and the number of chromosomes in a dog's DNA (39 pairs). We have 23 pairs.

Paterson Approves Emergency Budget Bills, Averts Shutdown | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After days of bitter public debate in which Gov. David A. Paterson and state lawmakers each sought to pre-emptively cast blame for a potential shutdow...

Paterson Donates $1,500 To Fight Domestic Violence

Albany NY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson and his wife donated a total of $4,650 to charities in 2009, according to his tax returns. That's nearly half as much as he don...

At Puerto Rican Day Parade, Tradition And Familiar Faces | JACK HEALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Like thousands of other New Yorkers who regularly attend the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, members of this loose-knit clan of friends, relatives a...

A Soda Tax Is a Good Policy to Reduce Obesity in the United States

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Though Paterson's proposed penny-per-ounce tax would be the highest tax yet on soda pop, the taxes themselves are nothing new. In fact, the state of New York has had a sales tax on soft drinks since 1965.

State Government Could Shutdown Monday | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

State officials began preparing on Wednesday for what they said would be the first government shutdown in New York history as prospects for the passag...

Paterson LEAPS Onto Political Stage For Rangel's Rally

Gov. Paterson leaps onto stage | By Erin Einhorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It was a small step for Charlie Rangel's political future - but a giant leap for Gov. Paterson. Rangel was the man of honor as he kicked off his 21st...

Paterson: 'Likely That... State Will Run Out Of Cash Again'

Albany NY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Just off his widely reported delayment of state school aid payments due to a lack of funds, Gov. David Paterson hinted that the state may have to with...

Paterson And Ravitch Discussed Budget Over Dinner | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In July, Richard Ravitch was working his way through a steak dinner at Peter Luger's when an aide to Gov. David A. Paterson unexpectedly arrived to sw...

Surprise Surprise: Albany Misses Budget Deadline | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The state budget is officially late. Again. The fiscal year came to a close on Wednesday night with no budget deal between the Legislature and Gov....

Paterson Freezes State Funded Construction Projects | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With no on time budget in sight, Governor David Paterson announced Tuesday that he is putting hundreds of construction projects in the state on hold. ...

The Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollar Joint

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

In this time of economic crisis in New York State, when politicians are looking for solutions to reduce the budget deficit, they need look no further than the state's correctional system.

"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...