Paterson Albany Speech Today; Budget Slash, Gay Marriage on Agenda


Despite the Democrats’ previously avowed non-compliance, state legislators of both parties will attend Governor Paterson at 3 p.m. today as he warms them up for tomorrow’s special session with a speech. The Governor is expected to push for a vast array of financial measures to close the $3-billion-plus state budget gap — without any of the weird taxes he had floated earlier — and also gay marriage, which the legislators are expected to furiously attempt to avoid. In an interview with Towleroad, Paterson, in keeping with his previously-exhibited fight-the-good-fight attitude, says that while “I think there’s this feeling that if legislation fails that it’s this colossal loss for the cause. I find it to be motivational.”