George Pataki Quotes (94 Quotes)


    an outstanding candidate. He's a proven leader.

    Rick Lazio has the ideas, the energy and the vision to beat Hillary Clinton in November,

    Just as the people showed such courage and stood together, shoulder to shoulder, it was important, too, that the governments stood together, ... And that's why some of the finger-pointing in the early days in response to Katrina, I think it's enormously demoralizing.

    This new measure dramatically reforms what was one of the fastest growing fiscal responsibilities for New York's property taxpayers and local governments and reverses that trend by capping the local share and providing counties with significant and immediate relief, ... We're confident that this will provide counties the opportunity to restrain spending growth and provide taxpayers property tax relief.

    This is great news for the Hudson Valley commuters that rely on the Metro-North Railroad, ... The new ferry service makes using public transportation an easy choice by greatly easing the burden on travelers and reducing the time spent commuting to and from work.


    I personally believe that the celebration of freedom is not inconsistent with the goals of memorializing our nearly 3,000 lost heroes,

    I'm thinking about governing as the governor of this state, and that's what I'm going to do.

    We must ensure that mentally ill persons who are prone to violence adhere to the treatment programs they rely on to remain safe and stable members of their communities, ... If they refuse to act responsibly by taking their medication, we must act to protect all New Yorkers.

    For the first time federal, state and local bureaus of investigation are coordinating their effort, to serve as eyes and ears and protect us against further attacks.

    There is no moral equivalency between those who would kill using children, innocent civilians, children and adults, in their homes and in their places of worship, to that of a government that is seeking those terrorists before they can engage in that awful activity.

    We don't know why your innocent loved ones were taken from this earth, whether they were the victims of unspeakable evil or horrible circumstance, and yet today that seems to make little difference,

    It is a very real concern and my view is that everything changed on September 11th and the procedure, the policies that were in place prior to September 11th no longer should apply.

    Seventy years ago, a group of visionary marine biologists founded the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, ... Today, it is the best (of its kind) in the world, but there is no such center for the study of rivers. New York will remain a national leader in protecting the environment by stepping forward to create a new Woods Hole that will focus on rivers and estuaries.

    a transportation hub worthy of the 21st century.

    After watching the best of America right here in New York in the aftermath of the evil attack on the World Trade Center, I know that people from around the world join us when we say, 'I Love New York,'

    It's one thing to deal with the tragedy as America had to after September 11. It's another to run into the buildings while they're still burning,

    This new check-off will allow all New Yorkers the opportunity to give from their hearts and contribute to the creation of the World Trade Center Memorial that will honor the memory of our nearly 3,000 fallen heroes.

    Those same eight cars that left the station on that fateful morning will be the first to come back,

    The Polo Grounds was an outdated stadium, and Shea was state of the art in 1964. But that was over 40 years ago.

    The Hudson Valley (north of New York City) has been very hard hit. There are tens of thousands of homes without power. The commuter rail lines (north of the city) have been really washed out, so it's going to take some time to get them back to normal.

    They will have grief counselors and support services flying with them to Providence.

    You know, there are some areas of the state that are providing enormous help to their students there are others where they're not doing what they can.

    I think there are steps that can be taken that haven't been required or energy to make that fight more secure and we are going to continue to push the federal government to do that.

    I don't need a court to say that not just New York City but other particularly low-income school districts across the state had been short-changed.

    We were told that information by divers and believed it to be accurate,

    Today we take 20 tons of Adirondack granite -- the bedrock of our state -- and place it as the foundation, the bedrock of a new symbol of American strength and confidence.

    It is hard to believe that less than 30 hours ago, New York state was facing the largest blackout in the history of America, ... Less than 30 hours ago, we had lost more than 85 percent of power in New York state, and now it is virtually back.

    The penalties and fines under the Taylor Law exist. They are automatic. They cannot be waived. They're not going to be waived. And I just think it's unfortunate that the rank and file TWU members who work so hard every day are suffering these penalties because their leadership ordered them out on an illegal strike.

    This is not a theoretical proposal destined for the archives of state government. This will be carried out,

    On July Fourth, as we celebrate our democracy, we will also celebrate the rebirth of our city. On July Fourth, as we commemorate the founding of our nation, we will lay the foundation of our resurgence,

    We have a lot of good candidates out there and when it comes to running for office, it's a very personal decision,

    We will emerge stronger as a diverse community the area will be rebuilt with life around the clock, new buildings, restaurants, places of entertainment.

    Obviously it's disturbing it's just not right, ... The public should know at the same time. ... There should not be limited public notification to a handful of people, or people who might be otherwise politically connected.

    What better day to lay the cornerstone of the Freedom Tower than the day our country declared its independence.

    Ensuring the security of New York's port operations is paramount and I am very concerned with the purchase of Peninsular Oriental Steam by Dubai Ports World. I have directed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to explore all legal options that may be available to them.

    Olympics is global competition in which eighty, ninety, hundred, hundred and ten countries participate.

    We passed important laws to give the authorities responsible for investigation wide powers to defend us.

    Hunters play an important role in environmental conservation, but these remote hunting games serve no useful purpose, ... Online hunting is an inappropriate and potentially dangerous activity that does not reflect the true sport of hunting.

    Senator Kerry, on the other hand... Well, what can we say of Senator Kerry,

    The moral equation strongly tells everyone who understands freedom, who understands morality, that Israel is engaging in a just war in defense of its people and its freedom.

    The sea behind me has claimed a piece of your hearts and a lifetime of your tears. Something in your heart will always draw back to this sacred place. You have gathered to observe a dark day in history.

    I made an off-hand remark that I would be chairman only so long until we have a Democrat governor of New York State, ... I said, What the heck. This is a Democratic state and well have a Democratic governor after the next time out. Well, Im not going to s

    We will lead by example, and I invite the business community to follow suit,

    Let this great Freedom Tower show the world that what our enemies sought to destroy -- our democracy, our freedom, our way of life -- stands taller than ever before,

    This unprecedented campaign not only sends a message to America and the world that New York is open for business, ... but makes a strong statement that we will never surrender our freedoms or back down from a challenge.

    We must move forward with our first priority, the creation of an inspiring memorial to pay tribute to our lost loved ones and tell their stories to the world,

    They are facing a very difficult financial future -- the city is, the state is, we all are, ... That is one of the reasons why a fair and appropriate contract must be negotiated, understanding the fiscal difficulties that all levels of government and public authority face right now.

    We are going through tough economic times but things are looking up, and the indicators are improving not only for large corporations but also for small business.

    Every single allegation in this suit is provable with a paper trail a mile wide and a foot deep,

    Israel is a country that respects freedom - freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and freedom of worship.


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