Paterson Attorney: The Extraordinary Session Is a Means to an Ordinary End

ALBANY—Even as he delivered another 11 bills for an extraordinary session of the hobbled State Senate scheduled for this afternoon, David Paterson’s top attorney said he would rather see legislation passed in a regular session without the current “legal cloud” of a one-house extraordinary session.
“I don’t want to get into the legal weeds. I would just like to make one observation: The whole point of the governor calling the extraordinary session is to try to force the two sides to resolve their conflict and get a working, functional majority, because it’s paralyzing the state,” Peter Kiernan told a gaggle of television cameras and reporters as he personally verified that the bills had been received.

Paterson Attorney: The Extraordinary Session Is a Means to an Ordinary End