ALBANY—The court battle between David Paterson and education groups will be postponed, at the education groups’ request.
A hearing on a suit filed by New York State United Teachers (and others)–which contends that Paterson acted improperly when he stalled aid payments to schools, citing a lack of cash–will now be held Jan. 20 Read More
ALBANY—Here’s the memorandum of law that lawyers for David Paterson filed yesterday in response to a suit by education groups who say the governor improperly stalled aid payments due schools.
No major surprises. Paterson’s lawyers formally contend what the governor has said: since he is not terminating payments, just delaying them, with statutory Read More
ALBANY—David Paterson this morning vowed he will fight in court “to keep New York State solvent” against education groups that are suing him to prevent delays in aid payments.
“I will not be intimidated in this process. I absolutely will not shirk my responsibility. I will not let those special interests ruin the state’s Read More
ALBANY—Lawyers from the Office of the Attorney General will be representing New York in a lawsuit filed by several education groups, an aide to Andrew Cuomo said.
The attorneys are preparing a reply that will be filed tomorrow in Supreme Court in Albany County, the aide said. Cuomo is constitutionally obligated to represent the Read More
ALBANY—David Paterson just held a press conference to attack education groups who are suing him, saying the “special interests” have joined legislators who “stuck their heads in the sand.”
“What these groups have said is, ‘We’re not special interests, we’re extra special,’” Paterson said in the Red Room. “We’re supposed to get all of Read More
ALBANY—A plan to double the number of charter schools is not getting a warm reception from two education groups that just sued David Paterson.
“There are ways of doing it, of raising the cap and also of raising some of the problems they’re having with charter schools. Any thing is discussable. We haven’t said, Read More
ALBANY—As threatened, a coalition of education groups announced on the (cold!) Capitol steps they have sued David Paterson, saying his decision to stall education payments (which were to be sent Tuesday) is unconstitutional.
The suit says that Educational Law requires the governor to make payments on a fixed schedule, that Read More
Late in the budget game, the NYSUT offshoot representing SUNY and CUNY faculty and staff is taking out ads in newspapers statewide aimed at parents with students returning for Thanksgiving, decrying proposed cuts which mean “she won’t graudate on time.”
“What? Another year of college! How are we going to afford that?” the ad, Read More
ALBANY—As had been predicted, David Paterson’s campaign released two new ads to try and boost his still sagging poll numbers.
Each television spot–produced by Murphy Putnam Media, the same firm that produced the positive ads for Representatives Scott Murphy and Bill Owens–acknowledges the mis-steps that Paterson has made, and portrays him Read More
SARANAC LAKE—It did come down to a battle of the boots here in the 23rd Congressional district, and the unions which aligned by Bill Owens at the last minute are touting their victory.
“The late labor candidate won,” said Ron McDougall, the president of the Jefferson-Lewis-St. Lawrence Central Labor Council (and the husband Read More