| May 12, 2010
| 9:09 AM
Gov. David Paterson is rescinding raises to some staff, saying unions were using the promotions to distract the public in a fight over furloughs of unionized state workers.
Public employee unions had accused the Democrat of hypocrisy for promoting some...
| May 14, 2010
| 8:11 PM
Former Governor Eliot Spitzer is not returning to the political arena, at least not this year. In an exclusive interview with me for this week's PIX NEWS CLOSEUP program, he was emphatic when he said, "I don't have any thoughts about running for political...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 4:33 AM
In New York, a multibillion dollar health care bill full of taxes, the 2003 repeal of mandatory sentencing of drug dealers, $100-plus billion state budgets every year and even ethics reform are the product of closed-door negotiations.
| Oct 28, 2010
| 1:38 PM
New York Gov. David Paterson said Thursday he will send layoff notices to nearly 900 state workers, including prison chaplains and motor vehicle clerks, angering unions that didn't expect job losses before the end of the year.
Public worker unions have...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 2:56 AM
Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (KEHR'-sten JIL'-uh-brand) has been elected in New York to the seat she was appointed to last year to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The Associated Press called the race for Gillibrand over Republican Joe...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 2:55 AM
Democrat Andrew Cuomo coasted past tea party Republican Carl Paladino after an exceedingly nasty race to win election Tuesday as governor of New York - the job his father, Mario, held in the 1980s and '90s.
With nearly all the precincts reporting,...
| Nov 15, 2010
| 3:00 AM
The maker of a caffeinated alcoholic drink that has been banned in four states has agreed to stop shipments to New York state.
Gov. David Paterson and the State Liquor Authority announced the agreement Sunday with Chicago-based Phusion Projects, which...
| Dec 1, 2010
| 4:38 PM
New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. voted Wednesday to close the 40-year-old state-owned bookmaking enterprise on Friday and lay off its remaining 800 employees.
The unanimous vote of the OTB board came with a plea for the state Senate to return to...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 7:09 AM
The state Senate has been called back to consider a rescue plan next week for the financially troubled New York City Off-Track Betting Corp., although the enterprise plans to shut down Friday.
Senate Democratic leader John Sampson said bipartisan support...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 3:00 AM
Off-track betting sites in New York are facing closure after the state Senate rejected a plan to rescue the operations that bring in nearly $1 billion a year in wagers.
OTB chairman Lawrence Schwartz had proposed a state rescue plan for the New York City...
| Dec 11, 2010
New York Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch is known for helping engineer historic rescues of governments in crisis. Now he says states in the U.S. are headed toward what he calls a fiscal "cliff."
That will be this summer, when temporary federal stimulus money...
| Dec 20, 2010
| 10:09 AM
Gov. David Paterson has been fined $62,125 for accepting five tickets to Game 1 of the 2009 World Series held at Yankees Stadium, the New York State Commission on Public Integrity announced Monday.
Despite testifying he had always intended to pay for the...