Paterson names Ravitch lieutenant governor

(AP) - Gov. David Paterson is naming RichardRavitch as New York's lieutenant governor to help end the standoffin the state Senate by presiding over the

ALBANY - (AP) - Gov. David Paterson is naming RichardRavitch as New York's lieutenant governor to help end the standoffin the state Senate by presiding over the chamber and breaking tievotes.

In a televised address, the Democratic governor says the stateis in crisis over the embarrassing spectacle of a Senate gridlocked31-31 in a power struggle now it its fifth week.

He also says Wednesday that the Senate and Assembly must makeserious spending cuts because revenues continue to fall and thestate faces a fiscal crisis.

Ravitch is a former chairman of the Metropolitan TransportationAuthority, respected by Democrats and Republicans. He recentlychampioned an MTA bailout plan and was chosen by then-Gov. HughCarey to help dig New York out of its 1974 fiscal crisis.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The two men were found at the intersection 1 Police: 1 killed, 1 hurt in Canarsie shooting
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think 2 Word of the Street: Best Job Aspects
Police say three men lead officers on a 3 Chopper 12 over police search in Brooklyn
The website Glassdoor released its latest list of 4 Word on the Street: Best place to work
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think 5 Word on the Street: Amazon Go

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE