Streams

 

 

Governor Paterson

WNYC News

Paterson Vetoes 34 Bills, Signs More than 100

Monday, August 16, 2010

Gov. David Paterson vetoed 34 bills over the weekend -- most of them unfunded grants and mandates -- and signed another 103 measures into law. "The legislature must stop passing legislation that spends money that we can no longer afford," Paterson said in a statement announcing the vetoes.

Comments [1]

The Brian Lehrer Show

New York News

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight, blogger, and Daily News columnist, talks about the latest with Governor Paterson and the budget, Representative Rangel, and the Republicans vying for the gubernatorial nomination.

Comments [3]

WQXR News

NY Gov. Paterson Won't Face Criminal Charges

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New York Gov. David Paterson will not face criminal charges for calling up a woman who later dropped domestic violence charges against a top aide, though the aide could still face prosecution, according to an investigative report issued Wednesday.

Comment

WQXR News

Paterson Delivers Vetoes to Legislature

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Governor Paterson says he's not negotiating as he delivers vetoes to the legislature on Wednesday.

Comment

WQXR News

NYS Budget Delayed Again

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Hours before the state's final budget bill was to be voted on, New York's Senate has shelved it until after the July 4th holiday.

Comment

WQXR News

An Analysis of the Empire State's Towering Debt

Friday, June 18, 2010

This week Gov. Paterson imposed a June 28 deadline on the legislature to come up with a budget deal.

Comment

WQXR News

Governor Paterson Proposes Piecemeal Budget Extenders

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Governor David Paterson is releasing his next round of cuts in several budget bills.

Comment

WQXR News

Republicans Claim Albany Shut Down Unlikely

Monday, June 14, 2010

Republican senators say government will not be shut down when the state’s temporary budget extenders expire later today, and indicate that they will provide enough votes to help Democrats keep things running.

Comment

WNYC News

Bloomberg's Dig

Thursday, March 11, 2010

In his speech at the Atlantic Yards groundbreaking today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a comment that many took to be a dig at Gov. David Paterson.

The mayor, who has more than enough money to pay his way for sporting events, was talking about how much he and everyone else ...

Comment

WNYC News

Paterson: Hug Just a Hug

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Governor Paterson says observers are misinterpreting the body language and facial expressions that were on display at his meeting yesterday with President Obama.

"Someone says he turned his back on the press because he didn't want them to see him hug me. But I was facing the press. ...

Comment

WNYC News

State Leaders: Obama Interfering

Monday, September 21, 2009

President Barack Obama (L) greets New York Gov. David Paterson before speaking at Hudson Valley Community College on September 21, 2009 in Troy, New York. (Getty)

President Barack Obama (L) greets New York Gov. David Paterson before speaking at Hudson Valley Community College on September 21, 2009 in Troy, New York (Getty).

Former state leaders are criticizing President Obama for interfering in New York's gubernatorial politics. Over the weekend, Governor Paterson had to respond to published reports that President Obama had 'lost confidence' in Paterson's ability to win the next election. Former Governor George Pataki says the president is overstepping his bounds.

'To weaken and undermine the governor beyond the weakness that already exists at a time when he will be the governor for the next 15 months, to me just doesn't serve the interest of the state, doesn't serve the interest of the country.'

And former State Comptroller Carl McCall agrees. He says especially during the fiscal crisis Paterson needs everyone's support.

'We've all got to get behind David Paterson because of the job that he has to do. At some point when we get these big issues behind us, we should come together and decide who is the best person to lead the Democratic party.'

The governor and the president were upstate together at an event in Troy, New York today. Obama referred to Paterson as a 'wonderful man' in his speech.

Comment

WNYC News

Paterson: I'm Running for Governor

Monday, September 21, 2009

parade

Governor Paterson says he is staying in the 2010 governor's race, despite reports of rising pressure from Democrats for him to drop out. Paterson is reportedly facing pressure from Washington and within New York to forego a run, out ...

Comments [1]

WNYC News

Spitzer Offers Advice on State Senate Upheaval

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Former New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer has some advice for Governor Paterson on dealing with the chaos in the New York State Senate. Spitzer says Paterson should encourage his constituents to use their 2010 voting power to eliminate uncooperative senators from the legislative body. Spitzer says that elected officials ...

Comment

WNYC News

Senate Shenigans Yield No Agreement

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Senators hold dueling factions on Senate floor on Tuesday, June 23.

Senators hold dueling factions on Senate floor on Tuesday, June 23.

If at first you don't succeed....try again. That appears to be Governor Paterson's philosophy when it comes to getting ...

Comment

WNYC News

Unions Say No Layoffs Please, Mr. Paterson

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Barry Markman, a state employee for 29 years, says no layoffs please.

Barry Markman, a state employee for 29 years, says no layoffs please.

Unions are demanding that Governor Paterson reconsider his proposed 9,000 state job cuts to balance the state's ...

Comment

WNYC News

WFP to MTA: W.T.F.?

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Poster

That's the theme of a new poster the Working Families Party is distributing, part of a campaign that targets state senators who aren't getting behind the MTA bailout package. The Working Families Party was a major part of the Democratic ...

Comments [3]

WNYC News

Quote of the Day: Governor Paterson, We Hardly Know Ye

Monday, March 30, 2009

CSEA video slamming Governor Paterson

CSEA video slamming Governor Paterson's announcement on layoffs of state employees.

'We knew David Paterson, Senator David Paterson, very well for 20 years and he was somebody who was always there ...

Comments [1]

WNYC News

Governor Defends $132B Budget

Monday, March 30, 2009

budgettaxes1
New York's governor and legislative leaders are defending their budget deal, saying it makes tough choices at a time when the state's revenues are dwindling by week. The nearly $132 billion plan contains about $5 billion in cuts, and $5 billion in new taxes, including some on the wealthy. Governor Paterson, who had long opposed the millionaire's tax, says the final deal is a fair one.

'I think balance now between taxes on those with higher income and taxes on everybody so that there's a shared sacrifice.'

Brooklyn Republican State Senator Marty Golden decried all the new taxes in the budget and said Democrats are being irresponsible.

'This stimulus, this $25B, ends within 25-27 months. After that stimulus is gone, we walk into the abyss. There is no structural deficit dealt with in this budget.'

Comment

WNYC News

First News Subway Station Opens in 20 Years

Monday, March 16, 2009

southferryGovernor Paterson joined officials this morning for the opening of the first new subway station in 20 years. The new South Ferry Station at the southern end of the number 1 line will be able to accommodate all 10 cars ...

Comment

WNYC News

Nuisance Taxes Begone

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

No tax on gym memberships either.

No tax on gym memberships either.


Governor Paterson says he’s rescinding 137 so-called 'nuisance taxes' in the state budget. They ranged from taxes on haircuts to iPods. Karen DeWitt has more from ...

Comment