Paterson Presents Legislature With Two Options
November 24th, 2009

“Cut this deficit with me or I will do it myself,” Gov. David Paterson just told legislators. Paterson announced that he is tired of haggling with the legislature over budget cuts and as a result he plans on giving them two choices.

He will introduce two bills: his original deficit reduction plan that features cuts to education and health care that Senate Democrats have railed against and an alternative peice of legislation that would give him the one time authority to balance the budget himself.

Paterson warned that the state doesen’t simply face a cash flow problem. “This is a lack-of-cash crisis that threatens the credibility of our state,” he said. Paterson said that certain legislators are scared of the backlash of making unpopular cuts but he said he is ready to do what needs to be done.

“If the legislature is unwilling to make the necessary cuts I will,” said Paterson.

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