Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Senator Joe Addabbo: Statement on Governor David Paterson Announcement

NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., today released the following statement:

“I believe that Governor David Paterson’s decision not to seek re-election is a prudent one for him personally, the State and our government. I have often been a critic of the governor’s deficiency in making essential decisions. The lack of his ability to make an important decision has been evident during the selection of a U.S. Senator in 2009, the budget process, last year’s State Senate stalemate and most recently, the Aqueduct VLT project. What is most important is that we in the State legislature must not let this latest Albany episode blur our focus, which must be on a timely balanced budget and the legislative duties we owe to our people.”