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Governor Paterson

Obama Throws Gov. Paterson Under the Bus

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Democratic voters might well prefer Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. But this hardly seems like the sort of situation that requires an emergency intervention by the most powerful person on the planet.

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...

Gov. Paterson Tried To Boot Paul McCartney's Lover From MTA Board

New York Post | Tom Namako and Frederic U. Dicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson tried to boot Paul McCartney's girlfriend from the MTA board, The Post has learned -- because she apparently favors globetrotting with h...

World Trade Center Redevelopment: The Biggest Shrug

The New York Observer | Eliot Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For years, the World Trade Center occupied a prominent stage in New York politics, as elected officials jostled over questions of design, governance a...

Wall Street Bonuses Were Good For State, Says Governor Paterson

New York Daily News | By Glenn Blain | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - Gov. Paterson doesn't think it was such a great idea to go after all those Wall Street bonuses. Paterson Thursday took aim at a signature ...

Governor Paterson Sports A New Moustache (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson showed off his new beard-free look yesterday at a press conference for Jay-Z. Keeping only the moustache, Paterson is either trying to ...

David Paterson's Got A Bone To Pick

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York's beleaguered governor talks candidly with Lloyd Grove about: •His critics: "In the middle of World War II, if we had a country full of ...

Paterson's Doldrums Conundrum

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

For a moment there, Governor David Paterson parted the curtain and offered his theory on why state Democrats want him out: the color of his skin. So that's one person's opinion.

Governor Paterson's Sight Hurting Job Performance

Staten Island Advance | Judy L. Randall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Gov. David Paterson's visual impairment has hindered his ability to govern, state Sen. Diane Savino said yesterday. In an unus...

Gov. David Paterson Blames Calls For Him To Step Aside On Race

New York Daily News | Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - Gov. Paterson said Friday he knows the reason behind the "crescendo" of calls for him not to seek re-election next year: it's because he's bl...

David Paterson's New York Struggle

Politicker NY | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY--"Governor Paterson is having a rough time," State Senator Liz Krueger, a liberal, loyal Democrat, told The Observer during a break before a le...

Gov Paterson Demonstrates His Preference For Mayor: Thompson Over Bloomberg

City Hall News | Edward-Isaac Dovere | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After an event Tuesday afternoon, Gov. David Paterson told reporters that he was not ready to announce an endorsement in the mayoral race. " haven't ...

Governor Paterson Feared As Liability For State Democrats

New York Times | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As he prepares to run for re-election, Representative Michael E. McMahon, a Democrat from Staten Island, is burdened with having to campaign in a dist...

Governor Paterson Gains Popularity As Voters Shift Anger Toward Senate

Observer | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - David Paterson's poll numbers have climbed slightly, for the second month in a row, as voters surveyed in a poll released today perceive him ...

Senate Chaos Cost Taxpayers $5M

New York Post | Brendan Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY -- It could go down as the most expensive circus in state history. The Senate's monthlong descent into chaos wasted more than $5 million in sta...

New York Welfare Checks Increase for First Time In 19 Years

New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The last time welfare recipients in New York saw an increase in their basic cash allowance, Derek Jeter was in high school, a subway token cost $1.15 ...

Marriage Bill on N.Y. Senate Agenda

Advocate | Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

New York governor David Paterson placed the marriage equality bill at the top of the list of items for senators to consider in a special session calle...

David Paterson's Mediation Plan Draws Cries Of Disapproval

New York Post | Fredric U. Dicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Pateron's proposed his plan to "mediate" the Senate chaos without the approval of the parties involved, and they're dismissing it as little more ...

The Senate Must Get Back To Work

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

My colleagues and I in the Democratic conference crafted an authentic bipartisan operating proposal to bring both parties together and get the Senate back to work.

How to Throw the Rascals Out!

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

The New York State Legislature is less than dysfunctional, a description given it by the Brennan Institute for Justice. It has become a joke.

Joe Bruno, Former New York GOP Senate Leader, Supports Gay Marriage

Towleroad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The times are changing, and quickly. Earlier in the week, the New York Daily News' Elizabeth Benjamin reported that Governor David Paterson was try...

A Sea Change in the Mid-Atlantic -- Many Hands Makes Light Work

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Today at noon I will witness the dawning of an important new council dedicated to protecting our precious and threatened Atlantic Ocean: the Governors' Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on Oceans.

Gov. David Paterson: New State Budget May Already Be Up To $3 Billion In The Red

New York Post | FREDRIC U. DICKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Gov. Paterson said today that the state's newly adopted record-high budget may be out of balance by as much as $3 billion and that next year's deficit...

Mid-Atlantic Governors to Sign Landmark Agreement to Protect Ocean

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Our oceans don't recognize borders. That's why it's so significant that these five Governors will agree to reach across state lines to protect them.

Governor Paterson Declares War!

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

We can love our excess pounds away!