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Paterson announces gubernatorial campaign

Governor David Paterson formally announced his candidacy for governor over the weekend. He began with a speech on Long Island at his law school alma mater, Hofstra University, and then made stops in Rochester and Buffalo. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Governor David Paterson was in Crown Point, as workers were still removing wreckage from the old Lake Champlain Bridge
Governor David Paterson was in Crown Point, as workers were still removing wreckage from the old Lake Champlain Bridge

Governor: Crown Point-Addison ferry to open on Sunday

Governor David Paterson was in the North Country yesterday, announcing that a new, temporary ferry will begin serving Crown Point and Addison Vermont as early as this weekend. The Lake Champlain bridge closed in mid-October after inspectors founds the concrete pilings were disintegrating. As Brian Mann reports, residents and business-owners in the Champlain Valley see the new ferry as another big step toward returning their lives to normal.  Go to full article

Paterson repeats he will run for Governor

Governor David Paterson keeps saying he will run for election next year. Despite low poll numbers and admonitions from the White House that he should step aside. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Paterson reflects on first year as Governor

It's been a year since Eliot Spitzer resigned in disgrace just days after news broke of his use of a high-end prostitution ring. His resignation thrust then Lieutenant Governor David Paterson into the spotlight and into the Governor's office. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Paterson answers listeners? questions

The Governor spent an hour yesterday talking on air with North Country Public Radio listeners. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Paterson: New York has to cut spending

Governor Paterson says the Division of the Budget and key members of his staff will begin work on proposals to reduce future state spending, with an eye toward cutting nextyear's budget by 10 percent. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Some agreement and plenty of discord in Albany

Governor Spitzer and legislative leaders have agreed to reform a decades-old law that they say has contributed to excess construction costs in public projects. They've also agreed, in principle, to give senior citizens a bigger property tax rebate check, but remain far apart on the issue of campaign finance reform. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Less drama, more debate at Albany leaders meeting

Governor Eliot Spitzer and legislative leaders held their third open leaders meeting Monday, and found common ground on a number of criminal justice issues, including expansion of the state's DNA database, and some gun control measures. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Reform in Albany no match for partisan politics

There's been some bitter rhetoric this week at the State Capitol, between Governor Eliot Spitzer and Republicans in the State Senate, over campaign finance practices. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Accusations and political rhetoric fly in Albany on Law Day

The annual celebration of Law Day at the Capitol turned political, as the state's top Judge castigated some New York politicians for not granting the judicial branch a pay raise. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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