Following a meeting with current governor David Paterson Thursday, Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo said he will be naming a transition team within days and will begin an inventory tour of state facilities.
In the midst of a busy election day, more bad news about New York state's budget was overshadowed. Governor David Paterson’s budget director Robert Megna said a new $315 million budget gap has opened up midway through the fiscal year. He said it’s largely due to the continuing recession, which has created lower than expected tax collection revenues and higher spending on Medicaid and other social services due to higher unemployment rates.
Governor David Paterson says 898 state workers will receive layoff notices, a move that has angered unions that didn't expect job losses before the end of the year. Paterson says the layoffs will be concentrated in several agencies, including the Departments of Corrections and Parks and the State Police.
Governor David Paterson says 898 state workers will receive layoff notices, a move that has angered unions that didn't expect job losses before the end of the year.
The campaign for state comptroller has focused on two images that New Yorkers seem to like the least these days -- Albany's corrupt political culture and Wall Street titans. Both candidates in the race are tarring one another with these associations.
Candidates for Attorney General of New York Eric Schneiderman and Dan Donovan squared off in a debate held Monday at WAMC public radio studios and co-sponsored by the Albany Times Union.
Environmental groups are calling on Gov. David Paterson to reinstate his Environmental Commissioner, Alexander "Pete" Grannis. He was fired yesterday, after a memo critical of the governor's plans for his agency was leaked.
Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo and Republican Carl Paladino did not engage one another during a wide ranging televised debate that included all seven candidates in the race.
Major party candidates for Governor Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino did not engage one another during a televised debate, that included all seven candidates in the race. They also mostly ignored numerous jabs from the five minor party candidates who were also present on the debate stage.
Government reform groups say the next election cycle presents the best chance yet for redistricting reform that they say would put an end to gerrymandered state legislative districts.
The first poll to look at statewide Senate races finds that Democrats may be struggling to retain their hold on the State Senate in November.
A new poll out finds Democrat Andrew Cuomo 26 points ahead of his Republican gubernatorial challenger Carl Paladino, markedly different results from a poll released on Wednesday's that showed the race in a statistical dead heat.
Tuesday is primary day in New York, and among the top races are for the Republican nomination for governor, with the two candidates in a dead heat, and a five-way wild card race for the Democratic spot for attorney general.
A Quinnipiac University poll finds that slightly over half, 54 percent, of New Yorkers surveyed think the Islamic cultural center organizers have the constitutional right to construct the center two blocks away from Ground Zero. Nearly the same number, 53 percent, say they should not be permitted to build at all.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan told New York political and education leaders Monday that the $700 million that the state won in the Race to the Top competition is not a “gift,” but a benefit that was “earned.”
The governor and his attorney failed to show up at an ethics commission hearing on whether Paterson illegally accepted free Yankees tickets to the first game of the World Series last fall. The governor faces up to $90,000 in fines.
Gov. David Paterson says he's pleased with the state budget, which was finally passed by the legislature after four months of delays. Paterson says the budget, though 125 days late, successfully closed an over $9 billion budget gap and will put us on the road to recovery.
Lawmakers finally completed the over-four-months-late state budget on Tuesday evening.
New York state lawmakers finally completed the over-four-months-late state budget on Tuesday evening. The State Senate approved the revenue portion of the budget, making it one of the latest budgets in New York State history.
Gov. David Paterson says he and his staff will being working “immediately” on layoff plans for state workers since New York is running out of cash.