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Governor Paterson

Give the Gift of Voice

Hugh Hogan | Posted 02.20.2012 | Impact
Hugh Hogan

This holiday season we need to give the gift of voice to those who have survived the worst abuses of our system, and are using their experiences to develop bold ideas to improve it.

Looks Like They're Really Done (For Now)

AP | Posted 09.14.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Former New York governors Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson have closed their campaign accounts, signaling no quick returns to politics...

Paterson's Aide Terminated After Domestic Dispute

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — An aide to New York Gov. David Paterson who was accused of domestic violence, in a case that embroiled Paterson in scandal and ul...

Reading Charlotte's Web as a Activist

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tony Newman

Thirty five years after originally reading the book, I have realized that E.B. White was not only a great writer, but a visionary and activist as well.


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 ...

Black Tie Protesters at Waldorf Greet Pa. Governor-Elect

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

Usually the Pennsylvania Society weekend retreat passes un-noticed by most New York residents, but this time New Yorkers and Pennsylvanians came out in force to protest the gathering, at which the Energy Association and the Marcellus Shale Coalition hosted after-parties.

Gov. Paterson Gives $5 Million To NJ For 2014 Super Bowl | By Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - Fiscal crisis be damned, lame-duck Gov. Paterson is on a multimillion-dollar spending spree. Paterson has quietly doled out nearly $17 milli...

Medical Society of New York Fights Palliative Care Information Act Despite Mounting Evidence

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Barbara Coombs Lee

A new bill instructs physicians to discuss a prognosis with seriously ill patients and ask if they would like information on hospice, palliative care and appropriate end-of-life options.

Correcting the Counts, NY State to Count Prisoners in Home Disrticts

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

The New York State Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would correct a long-standing distortion of democracy: the inclusion of prisoners in the population counts of state and local districts.

Today's Front Pages: July 15

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The talk of the town. ...

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...

Paterson Sets Budget Deadline, Renews Threat Of Government Shutdown | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson said on Wednesday that he would unilaterally insert the rest of his budget proposal into an emergency spending bill due on June...

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...

Rent Control Preserves Affordabilty

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

When Governor Paterson proposed changes to the city's rent regulation laws, criticism poured in from both tenants' groups and landlords.

Paterson Plans To Lay Off Thousands Of Workers

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson said Tuesday he's putting together a plan that would lay off thousands of state government workers at the beg...

Albany Takes NYS Public School Education With a Grain of Salt

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

The cacophony over what to do about public school education and when to do it and how to do it... is deafening. The disconnects have run absolutely wild.

Harlem's New Political Elite | Geraldine Baum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The collapse of this dynasty has pained Harlem, and there are no rising stars to carry on. The new political elite is less interested in getting elect...

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'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...

Paterson: 'I Don't Have Any Plans To Resign'

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO and COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Legal experts say the next few days and weeks could be the most dangerous yet for the embattled administration of Gov. David Paterson...

Paterson's Top Spokesman Resigns

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Influential black leaders in New York City said Thursday night that they believe Gov. David Paterson should stay in office amid alleg...

Al Sharpton, Black Leaders Meet On Paterson's Fate

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (Associated Press) - A senior state Democrat tells The Associated Press that black party leaders in Gov. David Paterson's New York City n...

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...

Tim Kaine Refuses To Back Paterson: National Democratic Chairman Won't Say If Paterson Should Resign

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — National Democratic Party Chairman Tim Kaine is the latest party member refusing to back New York Gov. David Paterson as scandal ...

NOW Calls For Paterson To Resign

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY and VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — An unfolding scandal threatening Gov. David Paterson and his administration claimed its second public safety official Tuesday whe...