Tedisco Furious Over Budget, May or May Not Be There to Fight It

ALBANY—Assembly Republicans just gathered to hold a press conference blasting the state budget, which Minority Leader Jim Tedisco said would “cause the demise of the upstate economy” and likened to an April Fools Day joke.
Flanked by members of his conference, he said, `”We’re going to debate the heck out of these bills.”
As is, David Paterson and Democratic legislative leaders, who control the process, said they will pass the bills Tuesday afternoon—a process that will likely last into the evening.
I asked whether he would actually be there tomorrow to take part in the debate, given that he’s a candidate in the congressional election also scheduled for tomorrow.

Tedisco Furious Over Budget, May or May Not Be There to Fight It