Special Coverage: The Paterson Investigations

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Gov. David Paterson Under Fire A Look at the Lt. Gov.
Paterson was elected lieutenant governor of New York in November 2006 after having served in the state Senate for two decades. When Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned in March 2008, Paterson took office as governor. He was the state's first disabled governor -- he is legally blind-- and the state's first black governor. Two years later, Paterson now faces questions about whether he and the state police interfered in a domestic violence case involving one of his aides. The state's Commission on Public Integrity also charged that Paterson improperly took free Yankees World Series tickets and then lied about it under oath. The commission referred the matter for possible criminal inquiry. Paterson denies any wrongdoing. See our interactive timeline of the Paterson administration below, and click through the WNYC.org archive of Paterson news coverage.

Richard Ravitch, 76, became the lieutenant governor of New York in July 2009 when he took the oath for his new job from his favorite restaurant, Peter Luger Steakhouse in Brooklyn. On September 22, the state’s highest court, in a 4-3 ruling, upheld the governor’s authority to appoint Ravitch. Read his full bio.

David Paterson: A Timeline of Key Dates

More WNYC Coverage:
New Accusations in Paterson Aide Case
March 25, 2010

Paterson's Director of Communications Resigns
March 04, 2010

Politics and the State Police: A History of 'Troubling Situations'
March 04, 2010

Paterson Denies Any Wrongdoing

March 03, 2010
Embattled Paterson Faces Ethics Charges Over Yankees Tickets

March 03, 2010

The Brian Lehrer Show: Rangel, Ford, Paterson
March 02, 2010

Paterson Under Mounting Pressure to Resign
March 02, 2010

State Police Head Retires Amid Scandal
March 02, 2010

In Albany, Questions Remain About Whether Paterson Can Govern
March 01, 2010

Paterson, Back at Work, Says New York Faces Another Cash Crunch
March 01, 2010

Paterson Says He Has Authority to Govern
March 01, 2010

'Accumulation of Obstacles' Derailed Paterson
February 26, 2010

State Sen. Perkins: Paterson Resignation 'Almost Inevitable'
February 26, 2010

Paterson Drops Election Bid
February 26, 2010

Paterson Faces Pressure to Withdraw from Campaign
February 25, 2010

Paterson Suspends Top Aide, Calls for Investigation, in Wake of Times Report
February 24, 2010

Defiant Paterson Launches Campaign
February 20, 2010

Paterson's Stance on Issues Rises Above Rumor Buzz
February 12, 2010

Paterson Responds to Rumors, Decries 'Frenzy'
February 09, 2010

Paterson Denounces Rumors
February 08, 2010

Governor Vetoes Ethics Bill, Says It Does Not Go Far Enough
February 03, 2010

Paterson Says Drumbeat for Him to Exit Race Smacks of 'Orchestration'
January 22, 2010

Paterson Apologizes For Vacillating ion Senate Appointment
January 24, 2009

NY Court Rules Paterson Can Appoint Ravitch
September 22, 2009

Court Rules Paterson's Lt. Gov Appointment Unconstitutional
August 21, 2009

Paterson Appoints Gillibrand to U.S. Senate
January 23, 2009

Paterson Interviews Caroline Kennedy for Senate Seat
January 11, 2009

Paterson Reflects on Progress of African Americans
August 28, 2008

Paterson Admits to Affairs
March 19, 2008

David Paterson’s Swearing-In
March 17, 2008

David Paterson Prepares to Take Office
March 17, 2008

David Paterson: First Black Lieutenant Governor Will Redefine Position
December 28, 2006