David Paterson called the legislature back into session last night, but didn’t indicate he‘d layoff state workers or cut health care programs
He may call for a hiring freeze and a reduction in the size of the state workforce today.
Paterson already said he may sell or lease public assets.
Some Democrats, like Richard Brodsky, are wary that Paterson may push for a property tax cap.
Some state workers literally stopped in their tracks to watch Paterson’s speech.
Dan Janison said the speech will position Paterson as the guy who told you so, rather than the guy cleaning up the mess.
Tom Precious writes, “If Paterson hoped legislative leaders would rush to his side to make serious cuts in the current budget, Tuesday evening must have been a disappointment.”
The New York Sun’s editorial board appreciates Paterson’s message, but says, “[W]e could have done without the melodrama.”
Here’s more on Anthony Weiner and some lady admirers.
Darren Dopp has more complaints about the Troopergate investigation.
Sharpe James was sentenced to 27 months in prison.
But a lot of people wrote letters to the judge on his behalf.
Al D’Amato scrapped plans for condos.
The police union defends the officer who pushed a Critical Mass bicylist off his bike.
The price of construction has skyrocketed.
The AFL-CIO defends Barack Obama’s American-ness.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Obama is still not connecting with working class women voters.
John McCain said he would work with Nancy Pelosi and he agrees with Al Gore in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle.
Obama told the House Democratic Caucus in a closed-door meeting, “I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions,” which is probably true, but not something one is supposed to say about oneself.