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Richard Ravitch

New York's Accidental Governor Runs For Full Term

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

If being governor of New York was a normal job, David Paterson might have made a go of it. But in Albany, it's the legislature that rules. To have any influence on that clan of bozos, a governor has to be very able and very tough.

Paterson Official Denies Resignation Rumors

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE: Business Insider now reports that a Paterson official denies that the governor will resign. The same source also says that while a "New York ...

East River Tolls Possible: Richard Ravitch | Sarah Armaghan and Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The battle over East River bridge tolls may be lost, but the war hasn't ended, Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch said on Wednesday....

Gov. Paterson Forfeits Leadership Role in Race to the Top; Will Anyone Step Forward?

Thomas W. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thomas W. Carroll

The governor's inaction -- perhaps disinterest -- in whether New York has a shot at hundreds of millions of dollars in federal education aid underscores the current vacuum on educational issues.

Court Upholds Paterson's Appointment Of Lieutenant Governor

New York Times | Jeremy W. Peters and Sewell Chan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In a stunning reversal, New York State's highest court on Tuesday upheld Gov. David A. Paterson's authority to appoint a lieutenant governor. The Cou...

Appeals Court Strikes Down Ravitch Appointment

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — An appeals court Thursday struck down Gov. David Paterson's appointment of a lieutenant governor, upholding a constitutional challeng...

Craft Statewide Force to Spur Jobs, New Kinds of Businesses

Kathryn Wylde | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn Wylde

From a business perspective, nothing could be worse during this period of economic uncertainty than the chaos and instability that have characterized New York state government during the past two years.

Richard Ravitch Blocked As Paterson's Lt. Governor By Judge

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A judge has issued a restraining order blocking Richard Ravitch from serving as New York Gov. David Paterson's lieutenant gover...

Donald Trump Blasts Choice Of Richard Ravitch As Lt. Governor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump wants New York Gov. David Paterson to send his new lieutenant governor a message: You're fired. The New York Post repor...

Today In HuffPost New York

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The state's new sort-of-lieutenant-governor is Richard Ravitch. It would be an honor to be appointed to the second highest job in the state - if it weren't for the fact that the whole deal is probably going to be thrown out in court.

NY Lieutenant Governor: GOP Gets Court To Suspend Paterson's Plan

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) Republicans say they've secured a court order suspending Gov. David Paterson's plan to appoint a lieutenant governor to preside over the gridlock...

In New York, Paterson Prevails

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

Just as it began, the New York state Senate debacle of 2009 comes to an end and David Paterson, one of the Empire State's biggest punching bags, has come out on top.

RICHARD RAVITCH NY's Lieutenant Governor: Paterson To Name Him Today

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- An administration official says Gov. David Paterson will appoint former MTA Chairman Richard Ravitch as lieutenant governor. Th...