Leaders Say They’re Close on an M.T.A. Agreement With Capital Money

ALBANY—David Paterson showed up an hour late to an environmental rally in the Legislative Office Building, after holding legislative leaders for a closed-door session to discuss a bailout for the M.T.A.
There isn’t quite a three-way agreement, but they said they’re close.
“We are down to a few last details and determining which choices we’re going to make, and we hope to address this issue as soon as possible, hopefully later today,” Paterson told reporters. “I think that we’re all in the same basic place, and actually, enough so that we’re actually contemplating perhaps going a little further and, wishing not to expound on what that means, we have a lot to do.

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