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  • Senate split: Gov. thinks Van's not a used-up man..

     
    The Albany drama might have seemed to fit on the Court TV or SciFi channels. But Mr. Madore gives us an episode for the History Channel when he tells us that Gov. David A. Paterson invoked Martin Van Buren,......
  • Senate split: Gov. 2010 campaign hits phones quickly

     
    Robo-calls about 50 seconds long have been going out this evening from Gov. David A. Paterson, carrying the same message from the East End to Queens and Brooklyn. "This is Gov. David Paterson," the familiar voice states, then tells you......
  • Dave's claims aside, LG move smacks of illegality

     
    Especially with the state Senate crisis ebbing, Gov. David A. Paterson???s move to make Richard Ravitch his lieutenant governor looks now more like a rash and extra-legal political stunt than a sober government action. Paterson said his concern was...
  • Nassau Dem chairman to chair state committee

     
    Now there is another formal symmetry between the Democrats and Republicans in Nassau County: The county chairman becomes state chairman. Like the GOP's Joe Mondello, Jay Jacobs heads the state party in the absence of June O'Neill who according......
  • Senate split: Ravitch returns

     
    Former MTA Chairman Richard Ravitch, who headed the commission that ran into a frustrating time trying to sell the Legislature a financing package for the busted agency, is said to be the man to whom Gov. David A. Paterson will......
  • Senate split: Gubernatorial guesswork, no Suozzi

     
    Mr. Madore updates us on the speculation that Gov. David A. Paterson will use his statewide television address to discuss appointment of a lieutenant governor: Paterson spokesman Peter Kauffmann has shot down a report that Paterson was poised to......
  • Senate split: Paterson to address the state at 5 p.m.

     
    Now Gov. David A. Paterson plans to take to the airwaves to address the state Senate deadlock, the exact likes of which have never been seen even in Albany a.k.a. Trenton-on-the-Hudson. It has been noted that an address on......
  • Paterson's LG pick halted, as you might expect

     
    As many expected, Gov. David A. Paterson's move to unilaterally appoint Richard Ravitch his lieutenant governor -- without an election, confirmation, or any other check or balance -- has been tentatively halted on the likelihood that it may be......
  • NYS politics broils in the post-Senate summer

     
    When Gov. David A. Paterson recently replaced June O'Neill as Democratic state chairman with Nassau Chairman Jay Jacobs, you could have guessed that AG Andrew Cuomo wasn't going to be crazy about the pick -- if you assume the template......
  • Quiet pension extension delays tension, for NYC teachers

     
    Six months ago, it was noted in this space that despite investment collapses worldwide, active and retired participants in New York City's teacher pension system continue to draw an exceptional taxpayer-guaranteed return of 8.25 percent annually on...
  • Rep. Fossella's woes: Other NY pols survived sex scandals

     
    In the storm over the sexual and alcoholic escapades of Rep. Vito Fossella Jr., one or two telling episodes of the region???s past and present have escaped proper mention. Remember Guy Velella? He was a Bronx state senator, married......
  • Loose Speculation Watch: Hillary for NYC mayor!

     
    Why wait to speculate? One of the more cutting-edge observers of the local scene, whose modesty forbids being quoted by name, finds it entirely plausible -- if unsupported by any evidence -- that Hillary Clinton, after losing the presidential race,......