Paterson to Skelos: I Knew What I Was Doing With the Drug Laws

ALBANY—At the weekly open leaders meeting called by David Paterson, Minority Leader Dean Skelos spent over 15 minutes raging about a proposal that would make it easier to seal the records of some drug offenders, but David Paterson held firm.
“Just so you’re aware, Senator, I can only speak for myself: I signed the bill, I read the bill, and I’m aware of the section of the bill,” Paterson said. “There was no unintended consequence on my part.”
He said that the idea was to allow people fighting drug addictions to get back into the work force in places where a drug offense would be a hindrance.