Gov. David Paterson

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NY Notifies Nearly 900 Workers Slated For Layoffs

The letters to 898 people slated for layoffs announced by Gov. David Paterson in October advise them of their rights under union contracts and civil service law.


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Paterson’s 900 Worker Layoffs On The Way

The nearly 900 New York state workers scheduled for layoffs Dec. 31 are getting information about their rights in a grim holiday mailing.


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Cuts Hurt NY Environment Department, Officials Say

Budget and staffing cuts were hurting the ability of the Department of Environmental Conservation to do its job well, fired Commissioner Pete Grannis and his successor told an Assembly hearing Thursday.


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Catskills May Get New Casino

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.


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Maker Of Four Loko To Stop New York Shipments

Gov. David Paterson and the State Liquor Authority announced the agreement Sunday with Chicago-based Phusion Projects, which makes the drink Four Loko.


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Paterson: Hard Times To Get Worse For N.Y. Deficit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s hard times just got harder. The Paterson administration says closing the latest deficit may require cuts of perhaps 1 percent in every area including a midyear cut in school […]


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Paterson To Lay Off 898 State Workers

The announcement was immediately met with outrage from public worker unions that have promised they’ll sue to stop any cuts.


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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For Aqueduct Racino

Controversy surrounding the project is expected to continue long after the ceremony ends.


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Activists: Reinstate Top N.Y. Environmental Official

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Environmentalists are calling on New York’s governor to reinstate the state environmental commissioner, who was fired Thursday after he criticized budget cuts. Pete Grannis says he was booted as commissioner of […]


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Paterson Vetoes NY Autism Treatment Insurance Bill

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. David Paterson has vetoed legislation that would require New York insurers to cover screening, diagnosis and lifetime treatment for autism spectrum disorders. The bill would direct state health officials to […]


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Aqueduct Casino Probe Report Goes To Prosecutors

The New York inspector general says top state legislative leaders and the governor’s office angled for campaign contributions and political advantage.


Quinna Hamby holds a sign during a rally protesting taxes on the Tuscarora Indian Nation in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/ David Duprey)

Federal Judge Continues Ban On NY Indian Cig Tax

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rulings by two federal judges will continue to prevent the state from collecting taxes on some Indian cigarette sales while tribes continue their legal fight against an issue that has caused […]


In this June 19, 2008 file photo, New York Gov. David Paterson, left, and aide David Johnson walk down the steps of the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Judge Extends Protection Order Against Paterson Aide

David Johnson was charged Aug. 12 with assault, menacing, harassment and criminal mischief, all misdemeanors. He did not enter a plea.


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Mayor Looks To Ban Sugary Drinks From Food Stamp Users

First there were bike lanes and then no smoking on beaches. On Thursday came another proposal for New Yorkers: no food stamps for soda or other sugared drinks.

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Paterson: Thousands To Lose Jobs

Gov. David Paterson said plans are in the works to eliminate 2,000 jobs.