(born May 20, 1954) is an American politician who served as the 55th Governor of New York, from 2008 to 2010. During his tenure he was the first African American governor of New York and also the second legally blind governor of any U.S. state after Bob C. Riley, who was Governor of Arkansas for 11 days in January 1975. Paterson is the fourth African American to serve as governor of any U.S. state. Since leaving office, Paterson has been a radio talk show host on station WOR in New York City.
03.02.2012 [Syracuse.com] - Then, lame-duck governorDavidPaterson signed it into law Dec. 10, just 21 days before he left office. Even one of the lawmakers now trying to repeal the yearly deadline admits he probably didn't read the bill before he cast a vote.
02.02.2012 [PRWeek] - Shorenstein served as communications director for Andrew Cuomo's successful 2010 campaign for governor of New York. She was also New York's press secretary and deputy director of communications under Gov. DavidPaterson.
02.02.2012 [Renewable Energy Focus] - New York governorDavidPaterson has awarded US$24 million in American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding to 206 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Solar energy is regarded as a green technology, but what happens to solar panels
31.01.2012 [NewsChannel 9 WSYR] - The fee was $5 just a few years ago, but doubled during GovernorDavidPaterson's time in office when his administration struggled to close a massive state budget gap. The money collected goes toward the New York State Police and is used for vehicle
25.01.2012 [Syracuse.com (blog)] - In New York state, which supports 385000 government retirees, former governorDavidPaterson imposed a less-generous “Tier 5” pension plan in 2009, and current Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed an even stingier “Tier 6” plan this month.
04.02.2012 [Yahoo! Sports (blog)] - While many states prohibit politicians accepting gifts from lobbyists -- in December 2010, New York governorDavidPaterson was fined $62125 for accepting free World Series tickets, for instance -- it's an accepted and flourishing practice in Missouri.
30.01.2012 [Capital New York] - By Dan Rosenblum Late last week, former governorDavidPaterson spoke to 200 young lawyers, many of them recent law-school graduates, at the Hilton's Gramercy Ballroom. It was the keynote address of a week-long convention of the New York State Bar
01.02.2012 [City Journal] - To help fill the gap, GovernorDavidPaterson agreed in 2009 to a temporary, three-year tax increase, creating two new income-tax brackets: 7.85 percent on incomes as low as $200000 for individuals and $300000 for married couples; and 8.97 percent on
17.01.2012 [WNYC] - According to state financing expert Robert Ward of the Rockefeller Institute, last year the Governor “didn't use the extraordinary language–in-appropriations powers” created by Robert Megna and used by former GovernorDavidPaterson, “but still
02.02.2012 [CounterPunch] - Hundreds of people attended including celebrities such as Charles Grodin and powerful politicians like former Governor Mario Cuomo and Senator DavidPaterson who later became governor of New York. The one regret I had was not meeting Mike Kelly in
25.01.2012 [PolitickerNY] - Though President Obama helped paved the way to Albany for the governor by asking DavidPaterson not to run for re-election, Governor Cuomo reportedly has lukewarm feelings about the president. Earlier this year, some Republican insiders even went so
11.01.2012 [PolitickerNY] - In an appearance on former GovernorDavidPaterson's radio show Monday, he confirmed the venue change was intended to send a message. “I wanted to make a statement. The State of the State, as you know, is normally done in the Assembly Chamber,”
10.01.2012 [WBGH] - That's why we're requesting that it be withdrawn." Perkus believes fracking in the state will be delayed. He says an executive order by former GovernorDavidPaterson states that fracking permits can't be issued until all environmental hazards have
12.01.2012 [TimesLedger] - ... and with support of the Legislature in a spirit of cooperation,” the governor said, referring to the failed deals on awarding the Aqueduct racino contract and criticism of his predecessor's, DavidPaterson, involvement in the process in the past.
18.01.2012 [Indian Country Today Media Network.com] - “Once the tribal police were certified, the tribe approached the state and said, 'We want to take over our own policing,' but under (former governor Eliot) Spitzer and (former governor) DavidPaterson they just basically blew us off,” he said.
17.01.2012 [Thomson Reuters News & Insight] - ... her “the most worthy candidate for clemency that I've ever seen.” But former governorDavidPaterson denied a clemency request. Did Clark do enough to redeem herself? And if not, is there ever enough a convicted criminal can do? summ_judgment_Small.
10.09.2009 Despite the rampant criticism, Paterson can count on the support of at least one prominent DemocratState Assemblyman Danny O'Donnell, who represents Morningside Heights. He became governor at a very inopportune time, and was dealt a ...
17.09.2009 by Cara Matthews other campaigns he has worked on include hugh carey's re-election as governor of new york, tom bradley for california governor and jay rockefeller as a senator from west virginia. he was senior adviser for h. carl mccall's 2002 campaign ...