Is NY’s “accidental governor” ready to step down yet?
David Paterson appears to have some ethics problems. From allegations of interference in a domestic abuse case, New York’s governor has moved right on up to accepting gifts. Allegedly. From the Watertown Daily Times: New York’s Public Integrity Commission has charged embattled Gov. David Paterson with an ethics violation involving a gift of free Yankees tickets for the 2009 World Series that could cost him | Read More »
New York Gov. Talks common sense on legilsation budgets. Does it matter?
(cross-posted at SLCLiberty [digg link]) It took a recommendation by the Property Tax commission to do it. David Paterson has issued an executive order to the State Legislature requiring that all new legislation with attached costs must also come with a plan to pay for it. Traditionally, Albany has simply issued mandates without such a requirement, leaving local municipalities to foot the bill. Meaning, in | Read More »
Paterson decides against fat tax, other fees… for now
(cross-posted at SLC Republitarian) New York’s illustrious “governor” Paterson has issued a statement saying he no longer needs to levy the entire tax and fee package against New York’s citizens, because of money coming to the state from Obama’s “Stimulus” package. The $11 billion from Washington will help Paterson back away from his more politically detrimental tax and fee suggestions, such as the softdrink tax, | Read More »