Governor David Paterson

Governor David Paterson

Democratic NY Gov. Paterson Praises Tea Party Movement

New York Gov. David Paterson, unlike many of his Democratic colleagues, says the tea party movement is a good thing.


The clean up continues, days after two twisters touched down in New York. (credit: CBS 2)

Paterson Seeks Federal Aid For NYC Tornado Damage

Paterson said he was seeking Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance in all five boroughs for the costs of response, debris removal and repairs to public property.


Gov. David Paterson (Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Gov. Paterson Gets In Jabs Of His Own On SNL

Paterson joked that being governor is a lot like “Saturday Night Live.” He says “there are a lot of characters, it’s funny for 10 minutes and then you just want it to be over.”


Governor David Paterson

Source: Governor Paterson To Appear On ‘SNL’

A person close to David Paterson says the New York governor will appear on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” after lambasting the show for mocking his blindness.


Governor David Paterson

Report: NYC Day Care Centers Sit Empty

Gov. David Paterson signed a measure in August requiring New York City to give parents six months notice anytime they wished to close a taxpayer funded day care center.


NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11:  Mourners gather around a reflecting pool in memory of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks September 11, 2010 in New York City. Thousands gathered to pay a solemn homage on the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people on September 11, 2001.  (Photo by David Handschuh-Pool/Getty Images)

Nine Years After 9/11, A Day Of Tears And Remembrance

It’s been nine long years, and on Saturday, New York looked back on one of the darkest days in United States history. The traditional 9/11 remembrance ceremony took place just southwest of where the World Trade Center once stood – in Zuccoti Park, where families of the victims gathered.

CBS New York–09/11/2010

Governor David Paterson

Gov. Paterson Under Fire For ‘Westernized’ Muslims Line

Muslim leaders in the United States were criticizing New York Gov. David Paterson for his description of the developers of a mosque planned near Ground Zero as peaceful, “almost westernized” Muslims.


New York Gov. David Paterson

Paterson Promises NY Cigarette Tax Collection

Gov. David Paterson on Thursday promised to finally start collecting taxes on cigarettes sold by Native American stores, despite state police warnings that such enforcement could result in “violence and death.”


Mayor Bloomberg at Ramadan dinner

Mayor, Mosque Developer Bond At Ramadan Dinner

Mayor Michael Bloomberg hosted his annual Ramadan Iftar dinner Tuesday night at Gracie Mansion. But it was the proposed mosque in lower Manhattan that dominated this year’s event.


Ground zero mosque site (file)

Gov. Paterson To Meet Archbishop Dolan Over Mosque

Governor Paterson and Archbishop Timothy Dolan were scheduled to meet Tuesday over the controversy over the proposed Ground Zero mosque.


NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Tribe Recoils At Bloomberg’s ‘Cowboy’ Comment

Tensions are rising as the state nears the Sept. 1 start date to collect taxes on cigarettes sold by Indian tribes.


(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gov. Paterson Signs No-Fault Divorce Bill

Gov. David Paterson has signed a bill that makes New York the 50th state to enact some version of no-fault divorce.


New York Senate

Finally: 4 Months Later NYS Budget Passed

New York State finally has a budget. At four months overdue, it’s one of the latest budgets ever. The state Senate voted Tuesday night to approve the $136 billion spending plan.

1010 WINS–08/04/2010

Paterson Has vetoed 23 bills from the State Legislature. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Governor Paterson Vetoes 23 Policy Bills from Legislature

Gov. Paterson has vetoed 23 policy bills from the Legislature, including a pension sweetener for prison guards. Another vetoed bill would have slapped a tooth decay warning label on “sippy cups.”

WCBS 880–08/02/2010