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On Eve of New Fiscal Year, Paterson Urges the Public to Lobby Lawmakers for More Cuts

Thursday, April 01, 2010

On this first day of the fiscal year, Governor Paterson is urging New Yorkers to lobby their lawmakers to approve the now overdue state budget.

The Senate and Assembly have left Albany for a more than week long holiday break. Governor David Paterson in a statement to T.V. and radio stations said the work legislators completed before their vacation was inadequate. And did not cut enough to close the state's $9 billion gap.

PATERSON: None of us including the legislature will benefit from a budget that appears to substitute electioneer window dressing with real fiscal reform.

REPORTER: Paterson urged the public to contact their state representatives and to tell the lawmakers to make the tough cuts, as the governor says families have had to do all along.

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