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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...

Paterson's Loyalties Questioned

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson's inspiring, tumultuous political rise and fall is ending under the weight of suspicion that he chose persona...

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 ...

Paterson Won't Run For Reelection In 2010

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Less than a week after declaring he would seek a full four-year term, New York Gov. David Paterson abruptly dropped his election bid ...

Govern Paterson Pressured To End Election Bid

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY and CRISTIAN SALAZAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Despite calls from leading Democrats to step aside, Gov. David Paterson said Thursday he won't drop his election bid amid a growing s...

Dem Congressman Calls For Paterson To Bow Out

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY and CRISTIAN SALAZAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Despite calls from leading Democrats to step aside, Gov. David Paterson said Thursday he won't drop his election bid amid a growing s...

Paterson Launches Election Bid On Long Island

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — David Paterson launched his campaign for a full four-year term as governor Saturday with a combative campaign speech that mock...

Governor Paterson "Scandal" Story Gets Front Page Treatment In New York Papers

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It was only a matter of time until the rumored Governor Paterson scandal was given the ol' front page treatment by the local New York tabloids. Both ...

NY Assembly Special Election Results Bode Ill for Paterson and for Dems in State Senate

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

In Tuesday's four special elections to fill vacant New York State Assembly seats, Republicans won three of the four races, and garnered a net gain of two seats.

Paterson Holds Press Conference To Discuss Scandal Rumors (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Governor David Paterson held a press this afternoon to address the rumors and allegations swirling around Albany and beyond. Paterson flatly denied a...

Paterson Losing Support From Harlem's Black Elected Officials

nydailynews.com | Elizabeth Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson's Harlem base is crumbling. African-American elected officials and business leaders who have long been the core of the embattled governo...

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 ...

For the MTA a Short-Term Fix Brings Long-Term Harm

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

The state and city must implement the most responsible and sustainable solution to the MTA's budget woes: charging automobile drivers to enter the Manhattan central business district.

Reading the Tea(bagger) Leaves From Next Week's New York State Assembly Special Elections

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

Two Assembly races can be viewed as harbingers of whether the New York State Senate will revert to Republican control, or whether the bare Democratic majority will increase.

Gov. Paterson Keeps Troopers Out Of Albany House

nydailynews.com | By Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson has barred state troopers from entering the governor's mansion anytime he or his family is there, the Daily News has learned. He quietl...

Governor Paterson's Campaign Loses Top Strategist

nytimes.com | DANNY HAKIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Tracy Sefl, top campaign strategist for Gov. David A. Paterson, said Friday morning that she was departing the campaign, dealing a blow for the govern...

Bloomberg State Of The City: Paterson's Budget Will "Run The Entire State Into The Ground"

nydailynews.com | By Kathleen Lucadamo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg took a swipe at Gov. Paterson's budget on Wednesday, warning it will "run the entire state into the ground." The proposed $134 billio...

What Brown's Win Over Coakley in Massachusetts Means for Politics in New York

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

The immediate political beneficiaries in New York of the Scott Brown romp over Martha Coakley are Rick Lazio and Harold Ford Jr.

New York State Lawmakers Just Failed Public School Kids

Juli Charkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Juli Charkes

They blew it. When New York State Legislators barely made yesterday's deadline to submit an application for federal "Race to the Top" education grant...

Paterson: Affair Rumor 'Outrageous Lie'

nydailynews.com | By Kenneth Lovett in Albany and Michael Saul | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A defiant Gov. Paterson Monday blasted as bogus a report claiming he got cuddly with a woman over the weekend at a New Jersey steakhouse. "The port...

Paterson's Budget Proposal Would Hit NYC With Cuts In Aid

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York City would take hits in school aid, local government assistance, social services and transportation under Gov. David Pat...

Charter Schools Bill Ignored By Albany, State To Lose $700 Million In Federal Aid

silive.com | AP File Photo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Legislature in a special session this evening refused to act on a bill Gov. David Paterson said is needed for the state to have a chance at $700 m...

Governor Paterson's Budget Plan

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Here are selected highlights from Gov. David Paterson's budget plan for the coming fiscal year. _ An ongoing hiring freeze with the state work force ...

Andrew M. Cuomo Has Raised $13 Million More Than Paterson For Governor Campaign

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's attorney general hasn't said if he's running for governor, but he's sitting on far more campaign cash than the incumbe...

Report: Obama Still Wants Paterson Out Of Office

nypost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

President Obama still wants Gov. Paterson dumped from the Democratic ticket, even though the field of GOP candidates for governor is weaker now that R...