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.
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.
Bob Hennelly's first in a series of snapshots of attorney general candidates on the campaign trails.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York Governor David Paterson is releasing his next round of cuts in several budget bills.
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.
Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron says there's not enough diversity on the Democratic ticket, and he'll run for governor to protest.
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.
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.
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.
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.