Gov. David Paterson

New York Gov. David Paterson on Tuesday signed into law the first extensive domestic workers’ rights measure in the nation, which he said will correct historic injustices.

Gov. Paterson is downplaying the new taxes in the freshly completed state budget, but admits at least one will hurt the poor.

From Gov. Paterson Friday signed into law the controversial stop and frisk legislation that forces the NYPD to delete the names of people questioned – but not arrested – from its electronic database.