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Governor David Paterson

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. ...

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 ...

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...

Historic Sites In New York, Pennsylvania Fall Victim To Budget Cuts

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — State budget cuts in tough economic times are falling on historic sites, from George Washington's Continental Army encampments to...

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'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 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...

Cuomo Will Recuse Himself From Paterson Investigations

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Amid concerns over a conflict of interest and just two days after a poll showed the public opposed his investigation into two sca...

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...

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.

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 ...

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 Wants To Show He's Still In Charge

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Gov. David Paterson was adamant about governing Monday, taking questions from the public at a town hall meeting and trying to make cl...

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...

David Johnson, Embattled Paterson Aide, Visits Family Court

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The New York governor's aide at the center of a domestic violence scandal has visited Family Court in New York City with his attorney...

David Paterson Charged With Violating Ethics Laws

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson, trying to hold onto office in the face of one scandal, was accused Wednesday of violating state eth...

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...