Governor David Paterson
New York Gov. David Paterson, unlike many of his Democratic colleagues, says the tea party movement is a good thing.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Governor Paterson and Archbishop Timothy Dolan were scheduled to meet Tuesday over the controversy over the proposed Ground Zero mosque.
Tensions are rising as the state nears the Sept. 1 start date to collect taxes on cigarettes sold by Indian tribes.
Gov. David Paterson has signed a bill that makes New York the 50th state to enact some version of no-fault divorce.
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.
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.”