Johnson has pleaded not guilty to assault, menacing, harassment and criminal mischief in the Halloween 2009 incident.
The Times Union of Albany reported that Paterson allocated the money for a youth chess program and to promote a New Jersey-New York Super Bowl, among other things.
After facing public insults, scornful tabloid depictions and a “SNL” skit portraying him as a clueless, blind bungler, Paterson called the criticism “cruel” and “orchestrated.”
This afternoon Governor David Paterson will join WFAN’s Mike Francesa for the day on Mike’d Up from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WCBS 880 Anchor Steve Scott spoke with New York Gov. David Paterson Tuesday on a range of topics — including any regrets he has and his future in politics.
A state bailout of New York City Off-Track Betting is still alive after the state Legislature failed to approve it Monday.
Agenda items include renaming the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel for Gov. Hugh L. Carey, a Democrat credited with bringing New York City from the edge of bankruptcy in the 1970s.
The Catskills used to be a prime vacation spot for New Yorkers, just 90 miles north of the City, but all of the major resort hotels have been torn down.
The Senate has a 32-30 Democratic majority. The pending results could change that balance of power.
Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday he would refuse to raise taxes to cover the state’s budget shortfall and would seek cuts to education and health care instead.
The New York inspector general says top state legislative leaders and the governor’s office angled for campaign contributions and political advantage.
Governor David Paterson calls the structure an “historic treasure” that truly belongs to all New Yorkers.
Republican Carl Paladino is trying to get his campaign back on track by painting himself as just a dad trying to protect his daughter.
Public employee unions were fighting Paterson’s plan, saying Paterson was bound by an agreement prohibiting layoffs during his tenure. Now the candidates who would succeed him said they will carry out the plan if necessary.
Paterson proposed to cap the annual growth of local school and government taxes, which were among the highest in the nation.