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New York State Governor Paterson caution's Cuomo…'You will fail'……..

PATTERSON

[ Gov. David Paterson contends that without the power to declare a fiscal emergency or unilaterally freeze wages, New York governors are at the mercy of the Legislature. ]

In an sit down with the Wall Street Journal….The embattled and now casted aside New York State Governor laments his relationship with the state’s legislautre….and it’s unwillingness to tackle spending problems……and also the way the state government works…….

Paterson from the jump has been over his head and out of his league….

Eliot Spitzer’s Lt. Governor…he was a responsible for virtually nothing until Spitzer left and he assented to the Governorship…..

He went on to get in trouble with his personal past, a botched senate appointment and more problems with action’s he took for a close aide….

His rein as governor has been one miscue after another….

He now will not run for election to his job….

Leaving Andrew Cuomo as his likely successor….

Having Cuomo in this position so early…… has robbed him of any political power he might have still had…..

Mr. Paterson, whose administration has tried fruitlessly to pass a budget, accused lawmakers of using him as an excuse. “They have perpetuated this rumor that I’m waiting all year and don’t care,” he said. “Every week, I try to get them together and nobody wants to come. Then they turn around and actually try to pretend that it’s me who doesn’t want to have these meetings. It’s completely political.”

Democrats in Albany said they sympathized with Mr. Paterson—but only to an extent. “Right up until the last day that George Pataki was in office, he was the governor. No one doubted that. And with Gov. Paterson, it’s almost as if he’s already gone,” said Sen. Diane Savino, a Democrat from Staten Island.

“The executive in New York has a tremendous amount of power, but it requires political will and the desire to use it,” she said.

Mr. Paterson’s remarks come at a pivotal moment for New York. The gubernatorial race is about to begin in earnest as Mr. Cuomo, the Democratic attorney general, readies to announce his candidacy and square off against a fractious but emboldened Republican Party determined to end Democratic control of Albany.

And the state is bracing for what could be the roughest patch of the fiscal crisis.

It’s also a tense moment for Mr. Paterson, 55, who is expected to testify soon before an independent counsel probing allegations that he lied under oath about soliciting tickets to the 2009 World Series and interfered with a witness in a domestic-abuse case involving a staffer.

More……..

Note …….the author of the piece mentions a ferocious GOP challenge to Cuomo…..it he kidding?

The New York State GOP is fighting among themselves….they have Rick Lazio as their leading candidate…with a just newly switched over  (from the Democratic Party ) Steve Levy trying to get a toe hold into things….he can’t get more than 25% of his parties vote right now…..

At this time….. Cuomo is a lock..

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April 27, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Taxes, The Economy, Updates | , | 13 Comments

New York State Governor Paterson caution’s Cuomo…’You will fail’……..

PATTERSON

[ Gov. David Paterson contends that without the power to declare a fiscal emergency or unilaterally freeze wages, New York governors are at the mercy of the Legislature. ]

In an sit down with the Wall Street Journal….The embattled and now casted aside New York State Governor laments his relationship with the state’s legislautre….and it’s unwillingness to tackle spending problems……and also the way the state government works…….

Paterson from the jump has been over his head and out of his league….

Eliot Spitzer’s Lt. Governor…he was a responsible for virtually nothing until Spitzer left and he assented to the Governorship…..

He went on to get in trouble with his personal past, a botched senate appointment and more problems with action’s he took for a close aide….

His rein as governor has been one miscue after another….

He now will not run for election to his job….

Leaving Andrew Cuomo as his likely successor….

Having Cuomo in this position so early…… has robbed him of any political power he might have still had…..

Mr. Paterson, whose administration has tried fruitlessly to pass a budget, accused lawmakers of using him as an excuse. “They have perpetuated this rumor that I’m waiting all year and don’t care,” he said. “Every week, I try to get them together and nobody wants to come. Then they turn around and actually try to pretend that it’s me who doesn’t want to have these meetings. It’s completely political.”

Democrats in Albany said they sympathized with Mr. Paterson—but only to an extent. “Right up until the last day that George Pataki was in office, he was the governor. No one doubted that. And with Gov. Paterson, it’s almost as if he’s already gone,” said Sen. Diane Savino, a Democrat from Staten Island.

“The executive in New York has a tremendous amount of power, but it requires political will and the desire to use it,” she said.

Mr. Paterson’s remarks come at a pivotal moment for New York. The gubernatorial race is about to begin in earnest as Mr. Cuomo, the Democratic attorney general, readies to announce his candidacy and square off against a fractious but emboldened Republican Party determined to end Democratic control of Albany.

And the state is bracing for what could be the roughest patch of the fiscal crisis.

It’s also a tense moment for Mr. Paterson, 55, who is expected to testify soon before an independent counsel probing allegations that he lied under oath about soliciting tickets to the 2009 World Series and interfered with a witness in a domestic-abuse case involving a staffer.

More……..

Note …….the author of the piece mentions a ferocious GOP challenge to Cuomo…..it he kidding?

The New York State GOP is fighting among themselves….they have Rick Lazio as their leading candidate…with a just newly switched over  (from the Democratic Party ) Steve Levy trying to get a toe hold into things….he can’t get more than 25% of his parties vote right now…..

At this time….. Cuomo is a lock..

April 27, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Taxes, The Economy, Updates | , | 13 Comments

Daniel…..New York 29th Congressional District: Governor Paterson (D-NY) under fire yet again; Republicans to file Lawsuit to force Paterson to call a Special Election POLITICO reports…..

Hello Folks!

New York Governor David A. Paterson (D-NY) is under fire yet against. County Republican Chairs in the 29th Congressional District are preparing to file a Lawsuit to force Governor Paterson to call a Special Election for the Seat fomerly head by U. S. Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) who resigned in early March POLITICO reports.

The Republican State Party will assist in the Lawsuit.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/36350.html

The 29th District would be without Representation until January 2011. For my guess that’s WAY TOO LONG.

Daniel G.

April 26, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

Daniel…..NY-29: New York Governor Paterson WON'T schedule a Special Election + Democrats losing Top Recruit who was left in the Race…..

Hello Dog!

Hotline On Call as well as POLITICO reporting that New York State Governor David A. Paterson (D-NY) WON’T call a Special Election to replace fomer Congressman Eric Massa (D-NY 29) who resigned.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35281.html

Democrats also lost their Top Recruit for the Seat who was left in the Race.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35298.html

Anyways this Seat is lost regardless. Bank on it.

Daniel G.

More from timesunion.com…….

After Republican Tom Reed made a stink about it this morning, a spokeswoman for Gov. David Paterson issued this statement about a special election to replace Eric Massa in Congress:

“We have some serious concerns about the financial impact that a special election could have on the county level, especially because those counties are facing the same fiscal crisis that the state is facing,” said Maggie McKeon, a spokeswoman for the governor. “Furthermore, the Governor has no interest in disenfranchising military voters who are overseas, and who may not be given adequate time to vote given the short time frame of a special election calendar. This is some of what is being considered, but no final decision has been made yet.”

Update!……

Daniel advises me there will no vote at this time….read on….

Paterson Won’t Call Special For Massa Seat

April 1, 2010 12:18 PM
NY Gov. David Paterson (D) will not call a special election to fill the vacancy created by Rep. Eric Massa‘s (D) resignation earlier this month, according to news reports.

That’s a blow to the GOP, which saw the Corning-based district as its best chance to win a special election before the Nov. midterms.

More from Hotline On Call……

April 1, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , , | 3 Comments

Daniel…..NY-29: New York Governor Paterson WON’T schedule a Special Election + Democrats losing Top Recruit who was left in the Race…..

Hello Dog!

Hotline On Call as well as POLITICO reporting that New York State Governor David A. Paterson (D-NY) WON’T call a Special Election to replace fomer Congressman Eric Massa (D-NY 29) who resigned.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35281.html

Democrats also lost their Top Recruit for the Seat who was left in the Race.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35298.html

Anyways this Seat is lost regardless. Bank on it.

Daniel G.

More from timesunion.com…….

After Republican Tom Reed made a stink about it this morning, a spokeswoman for Gov. David Paterson issued this statement about a special election to replace Eric Massa in Congress:

“We have some serious concerns about the financial impact that a special election could have on the county level, especially because those counties are facing the same fiscal crisis that the state is facing,” said Maggie McKeon, a spokeswoman for the governor. “Furthermore, the Governor has no interest in disenfranchising military voters who are overseas, and who may not be given adequate time to vote given the short time frame of a special election calendar. This is some of what is being considered, but no final decision has been made yet.”

Update!……

Daniel advises me there will no vote at this time….read on….

Paterson Won’t Call Special For Massa Seat

April 1, 2010 12:18 PM
NY Gov. David Paterson (D) will not call a special election to fill the vacancy created by Rep. Eric Massa‘s (D) resignation earlier this month, according to news reports.

That’s a blow to the GOP, which saw the Corning-based district as its best chance to win a special election before the Nov. midterms.

More from Hotline On Call……

April 1, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , , | 3 Comments

An old New York City Transit Boss is drawing up New York State's Budget plan…….

[ Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch at the Capitol on Tuesday. His plan includes billions in borrowing and imposes curbs on future spending. ]

Ravitch…who obtained his job in July 2009, after Governor Paterson got in a fight with Albany Republicans and actually won the decisison….is a 77 year old ex- Governor Hugh Carey  (1975 ) State Urban Development and Metropolitan Transit Authority  (1979 ) head……and the Chair of the Bowery Savings Bank..in New York…..

He’s be around…..

He is proposing several things to plug a $9 Billion budget short fall this fiscal year and a higher $15 Billion one in the next fiscal year…..

He is trying to do by cuts in spend, borrowing and setting up an old idea for the state…A Finical Control Board..that will review spending a have almost the last word on expenditures…..

It is uncertain if the state legislature will go along with the Board..which will not have final say..but can use the media to exert pressure on reluctant party bosses, and legislators…

here’s the piece from the New York Times…..

New York could borrow billions of dollars to address its urgentbudget shortfall and a financial review board would be established to impose new discipline on future spending under a five-year financial rescue plan that Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch will present Wednesday.

The plan would also require significant spending cuts and abolish some of Albany’s much-criticized budgeting practices, forcing lawmakers and the governor to account for how they will pay for spending expansions when they are approved.

Mr. Ravitch, who was asked by Gov. David A. Paterson to draw up the blueprint, is seeking to curb the runaway spending that has helped plunge New York into fiscal crisis. Despite the recession and talk of fiscal austerity, state spending this year soared by 10 percent over the previous year’s budget.

The state faces a $9 billion shortfall for the fiscal year that begins April 1 and a $15 billion gap for the following year.

The plan, which requires legislative approval, seeks to address New York’s immediate cash needs by permitting the state to sell bonds to help cover operating expenses. But those bonds would be contingent on the state’s producing a balanced budget, and the newly established board would have the authority to determine whether the budget meets that requirement.

In addition, the plan would limit how much could be borrowed — probably 1 percent or 2 percent of the total budget, so lawmakers do not rely on borrowing to shirk difficult decisions on spending cuts, though any increase in borrowing will be controversial.

It would represent drastic change to how Albany has operated for decades. But the severity of the fiscal problems, and Mr. Ravitch’s stature as one of the leading figures in the rescue of New York City in the 1970s, have legislative leaders and other top state officials examining the proposal seriously.

Even though the plan would take away some authority from lawmakers, Sheldon Silver, the most powerful Democrat in the Legislature, said it would be carefully considered by his colleagues.

“It’s not D.O.A.,” said Mr. Silver, the Assembly speaker. “I think there’s too much respect for Dick Ravitch in that regard, and he’s worked hard to come up with a plan that works.”

More…….

March 10, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, The Economy, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

An old New York City Transit Boss is drawing up New York State’s Budget plan…….

[ Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch at the Capitol on Tuesday. His plan includes billions in borrowing and imposes curbs on future spending. ]

Ravitch…who obtained his job in July 2009, after Governor Paterson got in a fight with Albany Republicans and actually won the decisison….is a 77 year old ex- Governor Hugh Carey  (1975 ) State Urban Development and Metropolitan Transit Authority  (1979 ) head……and the Chair of the Bowery Savings Bank..in New York…..

He’s be around…..

He is proposing several things to plug a $9 Billion budget short fall this fiscal year and a higher $15 Billion one in the next fiscal year…..

He is trying to do by cuts in spend, borrowing and setting up an old idea for the state…A Finical Control Board..that will review spending a have almost the last word on expenditures…..

It is uncertain if the state legislature will go along with the Board..which will not have final say..but can use the media to exert pressure on reluctant party bosses, and legislators…

here’s the piece from the New York Times…..

New York could borrow billions of dollars to address its urgentbudget shortfall and a financial review board would be established to impose new discipline on future spending under a five-year financial rescue plan that Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch will present Wednesday.

The plan would also require significant spending cuts and abolish some of Albany’s much-criticized budgeting practices, forcing lawmakers and the governor to account for how they will pay for spending expansions when they are approved.

Mr. Ravitch, who was asked by Gov. David A. Paterson to draw up the blueprint, is seeking to curb the runaway spending that has helped plunge New York into fiscal crisis. Despite the recession and talk of fiscal austerity, state spending this year soared by 10 percent over the previous year’s budget.

The state faces a $9 billion shortfall for the fiscal year that begins April 1 and a $15 billion gap for the following year.

The plan, which requires legislative approval, seeks to address New York’s immediate cash needs by permitting the state to sell bonds to help cover operating expenses. But those bonds would be contingent on the state’s producing a balanced budget, and the newly established board would have the authority to determine whether the budget meets that requirement.

In addition, the plan would limit how much could be borrowed — probably 1 percent or 2 percent of the total budget, so lawmakers do not rely on borrowing to shirk difficult decisions on spending cuts, though any increase in borrowing will be controversial.

It would represent drastic change to how Albany has operated for decades. But the severity of the fiscal problems, and Mr. Ravitch’s stature as one of the leading figures in the rescue of New York City in the 1970s, have legislative leaders and other top state officials examining the proposal seriously.

Even though the plan would take away some authority from lawmakers, Sheldon Silver, the most powerful Democrat in the Legislature, said it would be carefully considered by his colleagues.

“It’s not D.O.A.,” said Mr. Silver, the Assembly speaker. “I think there’s too much respect for Dick Ravitch in that regard, and he’s worked hard to come up with a plan that works.”

More…….

March 10, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, The Economy, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

The long anticipated New York Governor Paterson New York Times story is about his aide…not him….

This from PoliticalWire…….. …..

[David W. Johnson, right, with Gov. David A. Paterson last February, has become increasingly important on the governor’s staff.]

Paterson’s Confidant Draws Scrutiny

The much-anticipated New York Times story on New York Gov. David Paterson (D) that has had the political world buzzing is actually a profile of D.J. Johnson, the governor’s driver-turned-confidant, who faced drug charges as a youth and who supposedly threatened several women.

After all the speculation, it’s really not much for Paterson to worry about.

Ben Smith: “The story refers to the eyebrows raised by the governor’s reliance on his from-nowhere aide — though this isn’t all that unusual in politics — and the subtext of disorganization in Paterson’s office aren’t going to raise a lot of eyebrows in New York. And whatever the Times’ sources may have said about the governor himself don’t appear in the story.”

David W. Johnson, all 6’7” of him, seems to have the Governor’s ear …he has a checked past ….and seems to have stepped on a lot of toes and made a lot of enemies……what ever he is doing for the Governor in the advice department does not seem to be working……

February 16, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , | 2 Comments

Paterson makes it Official…he's not resigning……

From Azi Paybarah @ the Obsever…..

David Paterson is really trying to put and end to the speculation he’s resigning.

The only way I’m not going to be governor next year is at the ballot box. And the only way that I’ll be leaving office before is in a box,” Paterson said, at a press conference in Albany.

He also said he conducted an interview with The New York Times and they did not ask about extramarital affairs or drug use, which were two of the topics rumored to be part of the big Times piece that has yet to be published.

Paterson said he contacted an editor at The Times, who told him they’re not responsible for what other news outlets report. He also said he’s written a letter to The Times‘ public editor, addressing how the paper handled this story.

I guess that settles that……

February 9, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Updates | , | 2 Comments

Paterson makes it Official…he’s not resigning……

From Azi Paybarah @ the Obsever…..

David Paterson is really trying to put and end to the speculation he’s resigning.

The only way I’m not going to be governor next year is at the ballot box. And the only way that I’ll be leaving office before is in a box,” Paterson said, at a press conference in Albany.

He also said he conducted an interview with The New York Times and they did not ask about extramarital affairs or drug use, which were two of the topics rumored to be part of the big Times piece that has yet to be published.

Paterson said he contacted an editor at The Times, who told him they’re not responsible for what other news outlets report. He also said he’s written a letter to The Times‘ public editor, addressing how the paper handled this story.

I guess that settles that……

February 9, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Updates | , | 2 Comments