New York, NY —
After an outburst of criticism, New York's governor has backed off of his plans to attend a business forum at a Swiss ski resort. Governor Paterson said yesterday he was going to the World Economic Forum in Davos, to bring attention to the problems governments are facing. But both Republicans and Democrats criticized the governor's trip, saying he needed to stay home to deal with the state's economic crisis. Today, Paterson told reporters he reconsidered, and will be sending aides to Davos instead, so he can address the state's $15 billion budget deficit.