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Going Broke in Albany, Part 3: Why We're Still Screwed

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

I bet this Deficit Reduction Plan (DRP) won't last us through May. That's about six months before the next bout of calamity.

Gov. David Paterson: Charles Rangel's Seat May Be Next Stop

newsday.com | Dan Janison | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One interesting notion drawing chatter on the political circuit: That Rangel would retire midterm, with party leaders paving the way for a poll-vexed ...

Paterson's State Of The State Touches On Ethics, Spending

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David Paterson's state of the state speech Wednesday had a familiar ring to it: He said New York is overspending and in a fiscal, political and e...

Congestion Fee For Manhattan?

nypost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Paterson both still want to charge drivers to go into Manhattan -- and they each said yesterday those fees would have saved t...

Paterson Talks Saturday Night Live, Obama Administration

NY1 | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In an exclusive interview Monday on NY1, Governor David Paterson reaffirmed that he is running in the gubernatorial election next year and addressed t...

Unions, NY Assembly Want To Curb 'Temporary' Hires, Governor Paterson Disagrees

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Public worker unions and New York's Assembly are angling to curb the hiring of temporary workers and consultants instead of perma...

New York Needs Wall Street

Charles Gasparino | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Charles Gasparino

I give David Paterson an "A" for honesty. He's possibly the only liberal politician willing to admit publicly that the greed merchants on Wall Street are a necessary evil for big government liberalism to survive.

2009 Marked The Beginning Of The End Of Failed Drug War: Top 10 Stories Of The Year

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Newman

2009 will go down as the beginning of the end of the United States drug war. There was more debate and movement toward sensible drug policies this year than in the last nine years combined.

Public Security in Brooklyn: A Systemic Failure of Common Sense

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

Right now the only security plan that exists for the proposed Atlantic Yards Nets arena in Brooklyn is a five-inch curb and some cameras to take pictures.

Paterson To Extend Protection To Transgender People

nytimes.com | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson is preparing to issue an executive order that would include transgender people in antidiscrimination policies that govern state...

Paterson Proposes Billions Of Dollars In Cuts To Fight $50 Billion Deficit

nytimes.com | Danny Hakim | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson proposed billions of dollars in spending cuts on Thursday and raised alarms about New York's financial health as the state face...

Alex Paterson

AP | COLLEEN LONG and MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Officials say New York Gov. David Paterson's teenage son was taken into police custody after he was seen rolling dice near his high s...

Paterson Security Detail Bigger Than Long Island State Police Force

nypost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson's security detail has been doubled in the last year for what are being called "political" reasons, and is now bigger than the entire Sta...

Gov. Paterson: Longer School Hours To Combat Teen Gun Violence, Despite State Going Broke

nydailynews.com | By Meredith Kolodner and Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Even as he warned Sunday that the state is going broke, Gov. Paterson was pitching a pricey new fix to teen gun violence: Extend the school day by thr...

David Paterson On Meet The Press: "I'm Blind, I'm Not Oblivious."

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — David Paterson thrived politically as a state senator, working his way up in a nearly all-white Albany political structure. Now,...

Gov. Paterson Hints At No 2010 Run For Sake Of Party

New York Daily News | Glenn Blain in Syracuse and Kenneth Lovett in Albany | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Embattled Gov. Paterson for the first time Wednesday opened the door to not running for election next year - while his wife attacked President Obama f...

Rahm Emanuel Meddling To Keep Paterson From Race

The Daily Beast | Lloyd Grove | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

President Barack Obama's amazingly awkward attempt to nudge damaged New York Gov. David Paterson out of the race to keep his job - as chronicled in la...

Paterson: Obama Administration Can't Get Anything Done Either

nydailynews.com | By Kenneth Lovett in Albany and Erica Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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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...

Gov. Paterson Quiet After Lukewarm Intro By Obama

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — As New York Gov. David Paterson's political vitality fades and a court decision over his lieutenant governor choice threatens to ...

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.

Paterson Ignores Obama

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson isn't scrapping his plans to run for the office he inherited 18 months ago, despite growing pressure from Was...

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...