Governor Paterson Presses On

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The most recent NY State budget produced by Governor David Paterson includes massive cuts that he argues are necessary to close the budget gap and move the state forward. He discusses his proposals and how they will affect New Yorkers.


Governor David A. Paterson

Comments [5]


the governor sounds stronger, more aggressive and appears to be delivering more specifics. has he gotten advice from his staff that appeared weak an d ineffectual?

Oct. 20 2009 11:47 AM
Matt from New York

"Real ramifications." You might have to spell that out for Hiram Monserrate, Ruben Diaz, and Pedro Espada. i.e. the axis of imbecility.

Oct. 20 2009 11:46 AM
mel from savannah ga

I listen as much as I can on iTUnes to keep up with my home state, NY. I remember how many cuts that happened during the late 80's and throughout the 90's.

How did things get this far out of control in the state I love? Have Politicians been sleeping??? Don't be afraid to rebuild with what you've got... don't think it's the best idea to borrow what you can't pay back!

Oct. 20 2009 11:40 AM
Charles from Detroit

Agreeing with comment #1. Andrew Cuomo will probably win, but I don't think I'd believe everything he said, which for some reason I do with Paterson.

Oct. 20 2009 11:38 AM
Johnny S from the Garden State

Like his neighbor Governor Corzine, I think Paterson is being punished for the hard truths he is facing as Governor. He has manned up and told the legislature to make cuts, he's made deep cuts of his own, absolutely vital, and that makes him unpopular. A smoother politician will come in and make happy, unrealistic promises about cutting the budget and the people will probably reward him. I guess your reward is elsewhere, Gov. P.

Oct. 20 2009 11:28 AM

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