ALBANY—David Paterson is maintaining his emphasis on speed when it comes to spending the stimulus funding, noting the state “is teetering on the verge of insolvency.”
“We’re in an emergency. We’re in a crisis,” Paterson just told Brian Lehrer on WNYC. “And one of the things that’s disturbing me about a lot of people now is they acknowledge we’re in a crisis in an academic sense, but then when you try to respond to a crisis, you start hearing regional and political interests. If a house is on fire, if the fireman goes to the east wing or the west wing first, as long as they’re getting people out of the building and trying to save everybody.
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