Governor David Paterson called an unusual joint session of the Legislature Monday to implore recalcitrant lawmakers to close the state’s huge budget gap before New York runs out of money.
He said if the Legislature doesn’t cut the budget now the state could run out of money by next month.
Yes, I think that would be a GREAT idea.
“We’re going to run out of cash in four and a half weeks. We are going to run out of money. Unless we do something about it, (it will) threaten generations,” Paterson said.
Not troubling at all.
The governor says $3.2 billion in cuts must be enacted how — or else. The cuts range from $500 million in agency spending to over $1 billion in already committed in aid to school districts and hospitals.
Oh, so not really a big deal. Just cut money from schools and hospitals.
Glad he’s got it figured out. Yikes.