Paterson Reportedly Plans to Appoint Lieutenant Governor

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According to CBS News, Governor Paterson will use his 5 p.m. press conference today to appoint a lieutenant governor, as was proposed recently by good-government groups. The move would create a tie-breaking vote in the deadlocked Senate, but it's also bound to invite litigation, and has already been declared unconstitutional by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. This should be fun. [CBS 2]

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