David Paterson, Governor of New York, is fined $62,125 for accepting free gifts from a registered lobbyist—the New York Yankees.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signs into law a bill banning the display and sale of the Confederate battle flag, swastikas and other 'symbols of hate' on state-owned property. Cuomo has promised to address concerns that this law could violate freedom of speech.
The blizzard causes the cancellation of over 6,000 flights, the cancellation of public transport services in New York City and Boston, and the Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo ordering of cars off the road in thirteen counties.
An independent counsel finds that the Governor of New York David Paterson gave misleading evidence about intending to pay for free tickets that he obtained to last year's baseball world series and refers the issue to the Albany District Attorney for possible prosecution for perjury.