Albany, NY – Governor Paterson launched his struggling election campaign over the weekend, with stops in Long Island, Rochester and Buffalo, where he endured low crowd turn outs, and snubs by local and state elected officials, most of whom refused to appear with him. Monday brought a new insult, the release of yet another poll showing that the Governor is unpopular with potential New York voters, and that they have lost confidence in his ability to do his job.
Albany, NY – 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.
Oswego, NY – Gov. Paterson officially launches his campaign this weekend. Fort Ontario is on the chopping block for closure to close the state budget deficit. These stories and more on the morning podcast.
Oswego, NY – Teenagers looking to get their driver's licenses will have to fulfill tougher requirements starting today.
The new graduated licensing system bans teens from using any portable electronic devices, reduces the number of non-family passengers from two to one and increases mandatory in-car practice from 20 to 50 hours of supervised driving. Teens under the age of 18 are also required to hold a learner's permit for six months before obtaining a license.