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Paterson on the Budget, His Trip to D.C., and How He Will Sign 6,900 Vetoes

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gov. David Paterson sat down with WNYC's Karen DeWitt to discuss the state's delayed budget, his lobbying trip to Washington and how he expects to actually sign 6,900 vetoes of the legislature's proposed member items.

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NY Legislature Rejects Governor's Bills in Special Session, Sets Up Monday Showdown Vote

Monday, June 28, 2010

Governor Paterson forced state lawmakers to come to the Capitol for a rare Sunday evening special session, but he could not make them vote on his budget proposals to end a nearly three-month stand off. Lawmakers say they will vote on their own budget plan today, and the governor says he will veto any changes to his plan.

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On The Campaign Trail with AG Candidate Sean Coffey

Saturday, June 26, 2010

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Bob Hennelly's first in a series of snapshots of attorney general candidates on the campaign trails.

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Mayor and Council Get to Yes on Budget; Now the Waiting for Albany and D.C.

Friday, June 25, 2010

At a late-night press avail, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Chrsitine Quinn tried to put the best face on their $63 million budget "handshake" deal. Surrounded by most of the City Council, Bloomberg and Quinn said it would preserve the city's core services, despite some $1 billion in cuts. But there are still a lot of asterisks, and blank spaces that need numbers.

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As Process Drags On, Budget Discussions Move Behind Closed Doors

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The state’s protracted budget process appears to be drawing to a close, and Gov. David Paterson and legislative leaders have reverted to long-time Albany tradition. They are hashing out the most controversial portions, like new taxes, behind closed doors in three-men-in-a-room leaders meetings.

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After Meeting with Legislative Leaders, Paterson 'Not Particularly Optimistic'

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Gov. David Paterson once again raised the specter of a government shutdown following a private meeting with legislative leaders Tuesday, saying he feared lawmakers were not taking his June 28 budget deadline seriously enough.

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Attorney General Hopefuls Spar Over Pension, Budget In First Candidate Forum

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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For the first time since the New York State Democratic Party convention, all five Democrats hoping to replace Attorney General Cuomo faced off yesterday. At a candidate forum hosted by City Hall News, each member of the crowded field eagerly tried to pop out of the pack by stressing their version of how best to restore voter confidence in government.

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A History of Delays: Why New York's Budget Is So Late So Often

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New York's budget is late, but that's not a new thing. In fact it's not nearly as late as it's been in previous years.

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NY Lawmakers Approve Nation's Highest Tobacco Tax as Part of Emergency Budget Bill

Monday, June 21, 2010

The New York State Legislature has approved a weekly emergency spending bill to keep the government running. It includes, at the direction of Gov. David Paterson, new taxes on cigarettes and the authorization to collect taxes on tobacco sold to non-Indians on tribal lands.

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The Empire State's Towering Debt

Thursday, June 17, 2010

This week Gov. David Paterson imposed a June 28 deadline on the legislature to come up with a budget deal. But whether there is a deal or not, New York State's long-term balance sheet remains mired in mind-boggling debt.

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In Budget Clashes, Paterson Using 'Dramatic New Tool'

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Gov. David Paterson’s bold initiative to include spending cuts and other budget items in his weekly emergency extenders has paid off, so far. He’s forced legislators to either approve his plans or risk shutting down the government altogether.

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Paterson Sets a Deadline for Budget

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gov. David Paterson has set a date for the late state budget to get done: June 28. He says if lawmakers don’t agree by then, he’ll force them to adopt the remainder of his spending plan, with school aid cuts and new taxes, in an emergency spending bill.

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Section by Section, Paterson Looks to Advance State Budget

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gov. David Paterson says he hopes to advance the state budget and avoid another government shutdown show down by releasing more segments of his budget later this week and asking the legislature to approve them before Friday.

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Paterson Proposes Piecemeal Budget Extenders

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New York Governor David Paterson is releasing his next round of cuts in several budget bills.

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NY Lawmakers Avoid State Government Shutdown

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lawmakers have averted a potential state government shutdown, passing Gov. David Paterson's emergency extension bill. It will allow New York to continue operating without a budget.

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Barron Says He'll Challenge Cuomo for Governor

Monday, June 14, 2010

Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron says there's not enough diversity on the Democratic ticket, and he'll run for governor to protest.

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Manhattan DA Earns 'A' for Stagecraft

Monday, June 14, 2010

The indictment of Republican operative John Haggerty for allegedly bilking Mayor Michael Bloomberg of more than a million dollars was DA Cyrus Vance's first really big criminal case that had significant political implications.

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Republican Operative Indicted for Stealing $1.1M from Bloomberg Campaign

Monday, June 14, 2010

Republican operative John Haggerty, Jr. has been indicted on charges of grand larceny, money laundering and falsifying business records for allegedly stealing over $1 million from Mayor Michael Bloomberg's reelection campaign.

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Republicans Claim Albany Shut Down Today Unlikely

Monday, June 14, 2010

Republican senators say government will not be shut down when the state’s temporary budget extenders expire later today, and indicate that they will provide enough votes to help Democrats keep things running.

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'One State Senator’s Obstruction Could Bring Down the State Government'

Friday, June 11, 2010

The threat to close the parks didn't happen. State workers weren't furloughed. But New York State, technically, hasn't had a budget for the last two months. WNYC's Azi Paybarah has more.

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