Paterson to Deliver Budget Speech

Governor Paterson will address state lawmakers this afternoon to outline the state’s budget problems. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

REPORTER: Virtually all 212 state lawmakers now plan to attend the governors speech after many Senate Democrats initially said they would not be there calling it a photo op for governor who is already begun running TV ads for his election campaign.

Paterson plans to talk the state's budget deficit and the danger that New York will run out of money in mid-December if nothings done. On Tuesday, the governor is giving the legislature a chance to act on his proposals with a mandatory special session of the legislature called for 12 noon. In Albany, I'm Karen Dewitt.

REPORTER: In addition to the budget cuts, Paterson has also included a long list of other bills, like legalizing gay marriage, capping state spending and reforming public authorities