Paterson Faces Challenges As Governor After Spitzer Resigns

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

New York (AP) The man replacing Eliot Spitzer as governor of New York will face a number of challenges when he takes office Monday.

Spitzer resigned yesterday in a prostitution scandal. Lieutenant Governor David Paterson will take his place.

Paterson inherits bruised relations with state lawmakers from both parties offended by Spitzer's confrontational leadership style. He'll have to shepherd a tight budget plan in a slowing economy, in addition to working with a government that's divided over issues like issuing drivers licenses to illegal immigrants.

Paterson becomes New York's first black governor and the nation's first legally blind executive.


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