Paterson: Legislators ‘On the Same Page’ For Budget

ALBANY—David Paterson said that there’s no point of having conference committees if legislative leaders can come to a budget agreement, and he believes they will.
“They feel they are close enough to an agreement on what their deficit reduction is,” Paterson said, giving his first public comments since a closed-door meeting with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith (and the Republican leaders before they left) yesterday. “They’re not necessarily agreeing with me, but they’re agreeing with each other. They have met with me in the last few days to have me explain some of the cuts and have them explained.

Paterson: Legislators ‘On the Same Page’ For Budget