February 22, 2006 |
Gov. George E. Pataki, showing no improvement five days after surgeons removed his appendix, was transferred Tuesday to a New York City hospital and underwent another operation. Doctors operated to alleviate a blockage in Pataki's digestive system, said his spokesman, David Catalfamo. Afterward, the governor was "awake, alert and resting comfortably," Catalfamo said in a statement. Pataki, 60, checked himself into Hudson Valley Medical Center on Thursday complaining of severe abdominal pain.
August 2, 2005 |
Gov. George E. Pataki plans to veto legislation that would allow women to buy the "morning-after" pill without a prescription, a decision described by abortion rights advocates as "sheer political expediency" to build conservative support for a 2008 presidential run. State Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long said he was pleased with the Republican governor's decision.
June 4, 2005 |
State officials delayed a vote on a proposal to put $300 million into a stadium that would provide a new home for the New York Jets and a vital selling point in attracting the 2012 Summer Olympics. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Olympic bid organizers said Friday that putting off the state Public Authorities Control Board until Monday will allow more time for negotiation.
September 2, 2004 |
For 10 years, New York Gov. George E. Pataki has labored to build a name for himself in national politics. For just as long, Rudolph W. Giuliani has overshadowed him. Tonight, Pataki will finally command the nation's attention with his introduction of President Bush at the Republican National Convention.
July 30, 2004 |
Gov. George E. Pataki vetoed a bill that would have raised the state's hourly minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.15 by 2007. Pataki said in Albany that he favored a minimum wage increase but that the national level, which is also $5.15, should be raised. He said raising the state level would leave businesses at a competitive disadvantage and drive jobs to bordering New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
October 31, 2002 |
Gov. George Pataki has a 20-point lead over Democratic challenger H. Carl McCall, with a third-party billionaire candidate running 30 points behind the two-term Republican, a statewide poll showed. The poll, from Marist College's Institute for Public Opinion, had Pataki leading McCall 47% to 27% among likely voters, with B. Thomas Golisano at 17%. A Marist poll released Oct. 1 had Pataki leading McCall 48% to 32% among likely voters, with Golisano at 9%.