Scope and Content Note

Executive Chamber staff maintained these records as a central file of governor's press releases concerning all aspects of state government. Most are standard press releases publicizing appointments, new legislation, issues of concern to the governor, the governor's activities, or ceremonial occasions. Occasionally a press release will include, or consist entirely of, the text of a piece of legislation, a statement by the governor, an Executive Order or proclamation, or a government report.

The press releases concern numerous issues such as: promoting business and employment; crime prevention and expansion of correctional services; health care costs and programs; energy conservation and development; mass transit financing; prevention of domestic violence; highway maintenance and construction; and neighborhood preservation programs. The following governor's offices created these records: Harriman, Carey, Mario Cuomo, and Pataki.

13688-07: This accretion also contains press releases created by the Office of Lieutenant Governor Mary O. Donohue.

13688-11: This accretion consists entirely of press releases from the office of Governor Pataki for the year 1998 only, and may duplicate releases found in earlier accretions.