Larry Schwartz

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    David Paterson Post Mortems Begin in Earnest

    ​The day after the election, the Times ran a comparative chart of the personal preferences of the outgoing and incoming governors. Asked how he relaxed at the Governor's Mansion in Albany, David Paterson said: "Reading in the family room." A few days earlier, Joe Fisch, the state's in ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    State Union Big Does the Impossible: Makes You Feel Sorry for Paterson

    ​State civil service unions are in court trying to block the day-a-week unpaid furloughs that Governor Paterson maneuvered the legislature into approving this week. The unions face an uphill battle, both in and out of court and you'd think that, given their heavy lift, they'd be trying to mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Poor Dave: Here Comes Carl Kruger Again

    Senator Fireplug​Just when you thought you could never feel sorry for David Paterson again, along comes kooky Carl Kruger, the comic book hero of the Democratic state senate. The fire-plug shaped Brooklyn legislator has launched himself as a one-man band fighting Paterson's proposed budget cut ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009
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    March 10, 2009

    Paterson Aide's New Job Suddenly a Big Deal

    The New York Post semi-famously called for the hapless Paterson Administration to "Bring Back O'Byrne," meaning Charles O'Byrne, his former secretary and right-hand man, who'd resigned after it was revealed he hadn't paid taxes due to a mysterious mental illness. There was speculation that Paterson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Paterson Drops Top Aide as O'Byrne Returns as Consultant

    With his poll numbers sinking, Governor Paterson is making some staff changes. According to the Times, first deputy secretary to the governor Larry S. Schwartz will replace William J. Cunningham III as secretary to the governor. Schwartz was previously allied with Westchester County Executive Andrew ... More >>