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Governor David Paterson

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

WNYC's political reporter Bob Hennelly, discusses New York Governor David Paterson. He gives a behind-the-scenes account of how Gov. Patterson’s administration functions, and looks into his accomplishments and his battles, and how effective he’s been in leading the state.

Listen to Bob Hennelley's report "A Day in the Life of Gov. David Paterson here.

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Comments [8]

Tim Young from Manhattan

Paterson strikes me as honest as a politician can be and survive. He has my vote.

Dec. 22 2009 09:09 PM
Michael D. D. White from Brooklyn

For more on the Governor Paterson’s response to the out-of-control issuance of arena bonds for the Atlantic Yards Nets arena see:

Saturday, December 19, 2009
Hail Mary or silver bullet: Perkins, raising questions of fraud in arena bond sale, asks Paterson to put Atlantic Yards on hold
http://atlanticyardsreport.blogspot.com/2009/12/hail-mary-or-silver-bullet-perkins.html

Saturday, December 19, 2009
Asked About Taking a Promised Hard Look at Atlantic Yards Before Issuing Arena Bonds Does Paterson Understand AY?
http://noticingnewyork.blogspot.com/2009/12/asked-about-taking-promised-hard-look.html

Sunday, December 20, 2009
Waiting for a follow-up on the BALDC (and more evidence of Paterson inattention)
http://atlanticyardsreport.blogspot.com/2009/12/waiting-for-follow-up-on-baldc-and-more.html

(The last two posts include video of our own interview question to the governor about this on Saturday.)

Michael D. D. White
Noticing New York
http://noticingnewyork.blogspot.com/

Dec. 22 2009 06:07 PM
Paula Heisen from manhattan

This was great. I love hearing in-depth pieces like this.

Dec. 22 2009 01:59 PM
Amy from Manhattan

No, it's not unusual for a politician to confess his "peccadilloes"--what's unusual is doing it before he gets caught!

David Paterson used to be my State Senator, & I was glad to see him become governor. I'm still in favor of most of what he's done as governor (really, you can't pin the State Senate Circus on him!), although his statement in support of Wall Street got ridiculous when he compared their bonuses to waitstaff tips--waitresses/waiters are tipped by customers, not management, & their tips, unlike Wall Street bonuses, are actually based on their performance!

Dec. 22 2009 01:56 PM
Michael D. D. White from Brooklyn

For more on the MTA’s out-of-control giveaways for the Atlantic Yards mega-monopoly see:

Friday, December 18, 2009
Big Picture Questions: Does MTA Chairman Jay Walder Comprehend Atlantic Yards Link to MTA Cutbacks?
http://noticingnewyork.blogspot.com/2009/12/big-picture-questions-does-mta-chairman.html

Dec. 22 2009 01:55 PM
Michael D. D. White from Brooklyn

The subject of Paterson signing of the new public authorities reform bill has been discussed in detail as well as the fact that in some way authorities under Paterson are now more out of control than ever, the case in point being the illegal creation of a ersatz non-public authority (created by the ghostly Job Development Authority), the “Brooklyn Arena Local Development Authority,” to issue bonds for Atlantic Yards Nets arena which will be substantial net loss to the public.

Meanwhile the MTA is violating the last public authorities reform bill, the Public Authorities Accountability Act.

For starters, see:

Monday, December 21, 2009
As Perkins pushes for reform of eminent domain laws, Paterson stands ground, backs ESDC's appeal in Columbia case

http://atlanticyardsreport.blogspot.com/2009/12/as-perkins-pushes-for-reform-of-eminent.html
Michael D. D. White
Noticing New York
http://noticingnewyork.blogspot.com/

Dec. 22 2009 01:37 PM
Leland Vall from NYC

Why does everyone call Gov. Patterson " legally blind"? Gov. Patterson is blind period, legally or otherwise. His ability to excel despite this severe disability is beyond remarkable. What is so disappointing is how his blindness seems to lead others to see blood instead of giving him the breaks that should be given anyone in a similar situation.

Dec. 22 2009 01:35 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

When I heard that President Obama wants Governor Patterson to NOT run, (supposedly so Andrew Cuomo can), that ticked me off.

Only Governor Patterson should decide whether he runs.

David Patterson has my vote for Governor.

Dec. 22 2009 12:40 PM

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