Sen. Schneiderman Hails Court Decision Affirming Lt. Governor Appointment

Eric T. Schneiderman

September 22, 2009

The Court of Appeals today upheld the Governor's authority to appoint Richard Ravitch as Lt. Governor. The majority's opinion is clear, unambiguous - and absolutely right.

Lt. Governor Ravitch is a phenomenal public servant who brings a wealth of experience to the team. As New York faces an unprecedented fiscal crisis, we need all hands on deck. I look forward to working with the Governor and Lt. Governor to move this state in the right direction and make our state government more functional.

This decision is a major victory for the people of New York.