Common Cause New York Letter to Governor Paterson Concerning the Lieutenant Governor Opening

July 6, 2009

This Common Cause New York co-written letter to Governor Paterson reads, in part, 'It has become accepted conventional wisdom in New York that a vacancy in the office of Lieutenant Governor remains unfilled until the following statewide election, yet the plain language of the Constitution and the Public Officers Law indicate that you have the power to appoint a Lieutenant Governor who can serve until next year?s elections.'

READ: NY_070609_Letter_to_Governor_Paterson_Concerning_the_Lt_Governor_Opening.pdf

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