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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Today's not only Saint Patrick's Day. It also marks one year in office for Governor David Paterson. After Eliot Spitzer resigned over a prostitution scandal, Paterson was sworn in as New York's 55th governor. And today, he took a moment to reflect on what's been a tumultuous year.
PATERSON: Well, like ...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Governor Paterson says he's ready to reform the state's 34-year-old Rockefeller Drug Laws. He attended a rally today with other reform advocates.
Paterson is a long time backer of reforming the drug laws which mandates that judges sentence non-violent drug offenders to often lengthy prison terms.
He was even charged with civil ...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Senate Republicans were the first at the State Capitol to release their alternative to Governor Paterson’s state budget. Reporter Karen Dewitt has more.
DEWITT: The senate Republicans, who are in minority in that house by just one seat, reject both Governor Paterson's dozens of new taxes and fees to raise revenues ...
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith says his democratic members are preparing to discuss whether to tax New York's wealthiest residents. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany.
REPORTER: There are two bills circulating among senate majority democrats that would increase income taxes on the wealthy. One with 18 sponsors would institute new ...
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
New York State is back in black for the time being. Governor Paterson announced the legislature passed a bill that will close the $1.6 billion budget gap and balance the books for the current fiscal year. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.
REPORTER: Governor Paterson and Democratic legislative leaders agreed to close ...
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Lawmakers in Albany are tight-lipped about potential budget cuts they'll need to make this week to close the state's $1.5 billion gap. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.
REPORTER: The legislature is working towards a self-imposed deadline of later this week, after Governor Paterson rescinded his request that the gap be closed ...
Thursday, January 08, 2009
New York Democrats are celebrating now that they've elected a state senate leader and officially take control of the legislature for the first time in nearly four decades. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
It looks like Queens Democrat Malcolm Smith will get to call himself state senate majority leader. After weeks of wrangling with three dissident Democrats, Smith has gotten his party to coalesce around him for the post. Karen DeWitt has this update from Albany.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
After nearly 10 months in office, Governor Paterson gets to deliver his first State of the State address later today. As Karen DeWitt reports, the speech may give the governor a chance to discuss something other than the budget deficits he’s focused on for the past few months.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
In 2008, David Paterson became New York's first African-American and legally blind governor when the previous governor, Eliot Spitzer, resigned amid a sex scandal. Karen DeWitt takes a look back on Paterson's eventful first nine months in office.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Saying New York faces the “worst economic crisis since the Great Depression,” Governor Paterson released a $121 billion budget yesterday that slashes spending for health care and education and proposes a wide array of new fees. Karen DeWitt has the details from Albany.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Queens State Senator Malcolm Smith is refusing to confirm the new roles the so-called Gang of Three will play when the Democrats take control of the Senate next month...even though the trio has been discussing their new jobs with the media for days. Smith, the leader of Senate Democrats, dodged ...
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Emergency food providers say they're still holding out hope that Gov. Paterson will increase welfare benefits as more people show up hungry. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
For more than a month, New York lawmakers in Albany were bracing themselves for a brutal, budget-cutting session. But the governor called it off when it became clear he'd get no cooperation from key lawmakers. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany.
Friday, November 14, 2008
New York State lawmakers plan to return to Albany for Tuesday's special legislative session to deal with the budget deficit, but it’s uncertain just what they'll actually accomplish. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.
REPORTER: Senate Republicans have already rejected Paterson's appeal for mid-year school aid cuts, and they say they'd like ...
Friday, October 24, 2008
New York's State Comptroller says an audit of the state Thruway Authority has found that it’s difficult to determine whether a controversial toll hike is really justified. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.
REPORTER: When the Thruway Authority announced a 10 percent toll hike, which took effect in January, it said it ...
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Lawyers for Governor Paterson’s chief of staff say he suffered from a unique condition that prevented him from paying his taxes for four years. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
In St. Paul, former State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno livened up the New York delegation, when he gave a speech comparing Barack Obama to his former rival Eliot Spitzer. Karen Dewitt has more:
Bruno told the delegation that people should beware of articulate charismatic candidates with Hollywood style ads on ...