There were more developments this week in the bribery and corruption probe that brought down State Senator Malcolm Smith and City Councilman Dan Halloran. And this most recent scandal is just the latest in a line of arrests, resignations, and revelations about New York politicians. Former Governor David Paterson discusses the culture of corruption in New York, and efforts to change it.
The 9th anniversary of the September 11 attacks is coming up next month – and Ground Zero is once again a center of religious controversy. The current flashpoint is a planned $100 million Islamic cultural center and mosque, scheduled to be built by private investors two blocks from the World Trade Center site. Last week, President Obama weighed in, saying Muslims have the right to build the religious center; many Republicans have sharply criticized the plans.
Amidst the controversy New York’s Governor David Paterson, has said moving the proposed 'Park 51 Center' to a location away from Ground Zero would be “magic moment” for him.
New York State has submitted the budget on time only six times since 1975, and this year is no exception. Governor David Paterson discusses the fiscal crisis; a new report from the state comptroller that indicates the budget problems may be much worse than officially reported; and other pressing matters.
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New York's financial health continues to worsen, and Governor David Paterson has delayed payments to counties, schools, local governments and non-profit service providers until things improve. He discusses the current fiscal crisis and his plans for recovery.
Governor David Paterson has delayed many payments for services until the state’s financial health improves. He discusses his plans to bring New York back from the brink. Then, Congressman Anthony Weiner explains what the latest health care plan has in store. Plus: the expected gay marriage vote in New Jersey; ...
The most recent NY State budget produced by Governor David Paterson includes massive cuts that he argues are necessary to close the budget gap and move the state forward. He discusses his proposals and how they will affect New Yorkers.
New York State Governor David Paterson is trying to close a $3 billion dollar budget shortfall. He explains how he plans on making it happen amidst the dysfunction in Albany. Plus, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner on his fight to include a public option in the health care bill; Suketu ...
Governor Paterson insists he’s not taking sides in the face-off between Democrats and Republicans in Albany. He reacts to the shake up in the State Senate and what we can expect to see accomplished in the waning days of this legislative session. He’ll also lay out his economic development strategy ...
David Paterson, Governor of New York, talks about New York's portion of the federal stimulus bill and the latest on the state budget. New Yorkers: What project in your neighborhood could use stimulus dollars?Comment below!
The federal stimulus money is on its way to New York. Gov. David Paterson (D-NY) talks about how he’ll spend it. Plus, Jonah Lehrer on the intersection between behavioral economics and neuroscience; and DJ Kool Herc and the West Indian origins of hip hop.
New York State Governor David Paterson talks about the deal to rescue insurance giant AIG from bankruptcy. New York State Assemblyman Richard Brodsky says the new Yankees Stadium was built with a lot of public money—without a lot of public benefit. And: writer/philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy on why he thinks the ...
After taking over in the wake of scandal, Governor David Paterson has had a busy first five months in office. He reflects on what he’s accomplished and what to expect for the remainder of his term. Plus, political consultant Frank Luntz on the words that will matter the most in ...
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