Albany, NY – Governor Paterson, citing a little known clause of the state constitution, says he'll name Richard Ravtich, the former chair of the New York City MTA, as Lieutenant Governor. The Governor hopes to break the month long gridlock in the State Senate. The move set off a firestorm of reaction, and, likely, a court challenge.
Oswego, NY – Chairman of the Political Science department at SUNY-Cortland, Robert Spitzer, joined WRVO's Ryan Morden to shed some analysis on Governor Paterson's appointment of Richard Ravitch to be New York's lieutenant governor.
Albany, NY – The Senate stalemate is harming local governments around the state, and one county leader has filed a lawsuit to try to get the gridlock resolved for once and for all. Meanwhile, unrest continued in the divided State Senate.
Oswego, NY – County executives file a lawsuit against the NY Senate. Wages in the Syracuse area are falling, says a Brookings Institute report. US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand addresses NY's manufacturing job loss. The paperwork for Rep. John McHugh's Secretary of the Army nomination is in.