Paterson Wants Speed, Skelos Wants Regional Balance

ALBANY—Republican legislative leaders are raising concerns about regional balance for stimulus infrastructure money, which David Paterson and his top officials say has to be appropriated as quickly as possible.
Paterson is sitting in the middle of a table in the Red Room flanked by his top advisors Tim Gilchrist and Marty Mack. They’re talking to reporters as well as to the leaders of all four legislative conferences about how the stimulus money will be spent.
“In light of what you said about speed, this should all go in a straight line as quickly as possible and maintain upstate-downstate balance?” asked Assembly Minority Leader Jim Tedisco.

Paterson Wants Speed, Skelos Wants Regional Balance