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Governor David Paterson

Give SUNY And CUNY Control Over Their Own Tuition

Carol Kellermann | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Linking tuition policy with the state budget process means that some students finish their degrees without experiencing any change in tuition, while others face double-digit increases.

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 David Paterson backed down Wednesday morning and rescinded raises for five of his staffers while seeking furloughs for 100,000 stat...

Gov. Paterson: Build On Your Rockefeller Reform Legacy and Shut Down Empty Prisons

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

Before he leaves office the governor needs to clean up New York's incarceration system and shut down its near-empty prisons.

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...

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.

Paterson: Budget Failure Could Mean Depression In New York

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

A defiant, though occasionally jocular, Gov. David Paterson tried Monday to set aside the swirl of rumors surrounding his immediate future and get bac...

Calls For Paterson Resignation Reveal Racial Tensions | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Some top black New York Democrats questioned on Monday whether calls for Gov. David A. Paterson either to resign or to transfer some of his authority ...

Governor Paterson, Get Out of My Life

Evan Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Evan Handler

Let me tell you something, Governor Paterson: I pay taxes in New York state, and I want you out. Out of my face, off my television screen, off my front pages, out of Albany, and out of my life.

The Corrupt Spectacle of New York's State Government

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

The corrupt and dysfunctional environment in Albany does not excuse the abuse of power of which the governor, the state police and his top aide have been accused.

Sam Stein

Paterson Resignation Watch Mounts Among New York Pols | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The political world in New York is buzzing that Governor David Paterson may be close to stepping down amid damaging revelations over the role he playe...

Governor Ravitch: New York at the Abyss?

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Eric Lurio

New York is at a precipice of sorts. Looking back over the political history of the state, it's completely unique. Sure, there were the Draft Riots of...

SNL Takes On David Paterson Scandal (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

No matter where you stand on Fred Armisen's Obama impression, there's no debate that his David Paterson is pure gold. Portraying him as somewhat of an...

The Times Does It Again!

Ruth Hochberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ruth Hochberger

As we observe the shifting of the journalistic landscape, a vote of gratitude and respect is due The New York Times, which has brought down two New York governors inside of two years.

Richard Ravitch Governor? If Paterson Resigns It Could Happen

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Richard Ravitch, Governor of New York? The prospect of Ravitch becoming governor is a very real possibility, should Gov. David Paterson resign due ...

Governor David Paterson: The Highlights And Lowlights

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Governor David Paterson may go down as having the strangest governorship in New York state history, if not American history. Stepping into office in ...

Governor Richard Ravitch -- Now More Than Ever

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

We need Governor Ravitch now. He's the adult in the room. Ravitch has the gravitas, trust and respect of elected officials from both parties.

NYPIRG Demands Probe Of Paterson's Controversial 2008 Campaign Trip To Florida | By Kenneth Lovett and Stephanie Gaskell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A good-government group is demanding a probe into one of Gov. Paterson's controversial campaign trips to Florida, the Daily News has learned. The New...

Ruben Diaz Sr. Blames Paterson's Thin Crowds On Support For Gay Marriage

The New York Observer | Azi Paybarah | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr., who has made a career of giving his Democratic colleagues more than a little agita, put out a statement that seems to blame Gover...

Times Misses Mark: Governor Paterson Should Be Applauded for Hiring Former Drug Dealer

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

As an ex-offender who served hard time, I believe that Paterson should be applauded for giving his aide David Johnson the opportunity to excel.

Public Hospitals Fear Huge Loss In State Money | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The city's public hospital system, the largest in the nation, is facing a fiscal crisis because New York State is threatening to cut its financing for...

Paterson: 'I'm The Teflon Governor' | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York