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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 ...

Paterson Signs Order That Could Save OTB

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. David Paterson has signed an executive order that could send the long-troubled New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. to bank...

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 Bans Texting, Use Of "Oriental"

AP | Michael Gormley | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- It's now illegal to text, tweet or surf while driving in New York. Gov. David Paterson announced Thursday that he signed the a...

Paterson: Racism Remarks Misunderstood

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York Gov. David Paterson says his comments last week suggesting some of his critics were motivated by racial bias have been misunders...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Paterson: We Don't Need Silverstein To Build At WTC

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York Gov. David Paterson gave World Trade Center site developer Larry Silverstein an ultimatum Monday in prolonged talks over his...

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 ...

Texting While Driving Ban Approved By State Senate

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY (AP) - The New York Senate voted Thursday to outlaw using portable electronic devices to text, play games or surf the Web while driving. The ...

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 ...

State Senate Still Stuck In Neutral

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- As some state senators made plans to go home despite an unresolved power standoff, an angry Gov. David Paterson called them bac...

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...

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.