| May 4, 2010
| 6:31 AM
Gov. David Paterson stepped into the immigration debate Monday, saying he would create the nation's first "pardon panel" to investigate requests of legal immigrants facing deportation because of past convictions.
Paterson, proposing the measure as the...
| 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...
| May 17, 2010
| 1:34 PM
The budget crisis in Albany has threatened to shutter more than 55 parks and historic sites across New York State.
According to reports, officials at the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation say the agency on Monday will being shutting...
| May 22, 2010
| 7:10 AM
Democrat Andrew Cuomo made it official Saturday after months of playing coy: He will seek the New York governor's job once held by his father.
Cuomo, who as state attorney general has built a national reputation with his campaigns against public...
| May 27, 2010
| 8:44 AM
On Tuesday Gov. David Paterson unveiled a new proposal for rent stabilized apartments that would delay de-stabilization. Under current rules, tenants are charged incremental increases set by a board for 1 and 2 year lease renewals. Once a threshold is $2,...
| Jan 3, 2010
| 1:55 PM
New York has created a list of 85 chemicals for state agencies to avoid buying. The measure does not ban the chemicals outright, but it could still drive the industry to produce far fewer products that are dangerous to New Yorkers and to the environment....
| Jan 6, 2010
| 3:30 AM
So much for a happy New Year.
Gov. David Paterson is opening the 2010 legislative session not by extending the traditional handshake to the Legislature, but by scolding lawmakers about Albany's notorious ethical lapses and calling for reform.
| Feb 7, 2010
| 7:43 PM
Gov. David Paterson met privately with key Democratic leaders about his re-election plans as questions swirl around the state capitol about a variety of unproven accusations involving the Democratic governor's personal conduct.
| Feb 9, 2010
| 4:19 AM
Gov. David Paterson scored a victory Monday when the state Legislature failed to override his veto of an ethics bill he complained was too weak.
The Democrat-led Legislature hoped to pass the changes in 2010 - an election year - now that the Senate has a...
| Feb 9, 2010
| 8:44 PM
The New York Senate voted Tuesday night to expel a senator convicted of a misdemeanor charge of assaulting his girlfriend, a resolution the lawmaker assailed as an injustice to the people who elected him.
The Senate voted 53-8 to oust Sen. Hiram...
| Feb 17, 2010
| 8:18 AM
A senior aide in Gov. David Paterson's administration was arrested twice on felony drug charges and has been involved in a number of "altercations with women," the New York Times reported.
David Johnson, 37, started working for Paterson as an intern in...