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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo received his party’s nomination for governor at the Democratic convention Thursday. He promised to restore public trust in government, which he says is sorely lacking.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo received his party's nomination for the Democratic convention today.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Gov. David Paterson's proposal to keep all New York's 213 parks and historic sites funded and open starting Memorial Day weekend has hit resistance from lawmakers and environmentalists because it's embedded in a broader measure to reduce dedicated environmental spending.
Paterson initially said the bill would take $6 million from an ...
Monday, May 24, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
With the budget in Albany nearly seven weeks late, state parks will remain closed. Governor Paterson has told legislative leaders that he has no plans to put extra funds in future emergency spending measures to reopen the 55 parks and historic sites closed this week.
Governor Paterson in a leaders meeting ...
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
New York's parks now have the dubious distinction of a listing on a national preservation group’s register of endangered sites. That’s due to the closings of several dozen parks and historic sites by Gov. David Paterson because of the state's budget crisis.
Wendy Nicholas with the National Trust for Historic Preservation ...
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
School districts across New York State are holding budget votes today, and top state officials are already predicting the outcome.
Governor Paterson, who slashed school spending in his state budget plan, predicts that the majority of school budget will be defeated because he says the public agrees with him, that the ...
Monday, May 17, 2010
The state budget is now more than six weeks late, with no settlement in sight. Gov. David Paterson is trying to step up the pressure, meeting with Assembly Democrats behind closed doors, announcing a public leader’s meeting, and opening the door to the possibility of state worker layoffs.
The meeting between ...
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Those one-day-a-week furloughs of state workers Governor Paterson wanted to impose next week won't be happening. A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the plan. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.
REPORTER: In the order Judge Lawrence Khan says that any future emergency spending bills cannot include the furloughs ...
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The governor distanced himself from his Lieutenant Governor's remarks saying he ...
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thousands of state workers rallied at New York’s Capitol and around the state yesterday, protesting Governor Paterson’s plan to include one-day-a-week furloughs in the emergency spending bills issued to keep the state running while the budget is late.
Legislators reluctantly approved Paterson’s furlough plan, saying they didn't want to shut down ...
Monday, May 10, 2010
Thousands of state workers rallied in Albany and around the state today, protesting Gov. David Paterson’s plan to include one-day-a-week furloughs in the emergency spending bills issued to keep the state running while the budget is late.
Legislators planned to reluctantly vote on Paterson’s furlough plan, saying they could not ...
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno was sentenced to two years in prison by a federal judge Thursday, but Bruno won’t have to begin serving his term until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules whether the law he was sentenced under is actually valid.
Judge Gary Sharpe told ...
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Former state Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno will be sentenced tomorrow on two counts of felony federal corruption. Federal prosecutors are seeking eight years in prison for the crimes.
The former Senate leader, regarded as a benefactor in his district, has submitted numerous letters from community leaders and even former Gov. ...
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Gov. David Paterson says he’s made up his mind to go through with a one-day-a-week furlough for unionized state workers and force a potential show down with New York's legislature.
“I have decided that I will include the furloughs in next week’s emergency appropriations,” Paterson says.
If lawmakers do not pass the ...
Monday, May 03, 2010
Gov. David Paterson says he’s creating a new panel to review the cases of immigrants facing deportation because of previous criminal convictions. The governor says the plan is a "challenge" to what he believes is unfair federal immigration policy.
The governor said the panel would recommend pardons for immigrants believed to ...
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Senator Espada's legal troubles are inspiring some lawmakers to call for new leadership in the chamber. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany.
REPORTER: State Senator Marty Golden, a Brooklyn Republican, has introduced an amendment calling for Senate Majority Leader Espada to step down from his leadership post until state and federal ...
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Earth Day celebrations will not be taking place at the New York State Capitol. Events originally slated for Wednesday were canceled by Gov. David Paterson. Paterson told environmental groups that he’s sorry he’s had to close parks, and make other unpopular budget decisions, but he says the state is out ...
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada has been charged by the state Attorney General with stealing more than $14 million dollars from a Bronx not-for-profit run by the Senator and his family.
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has filed a lawsuit against Senator Espada alleging he “looted” more than $14 million from ...