FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2008
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON GOVERNOR PATERSON'S TELEVISED ADDRESS ABOUT THE STATE'S FISCAL CONDITION
"Governor Paterson tonight laid out the extraordinary budget challenges faced by New York State, and all New Yorkers should appreciate that he is moving now - rather than waiting until next year or until after the next election - to tackle the serious problems we face. As we've seen in New York City, government budget cuts never come easy but can be done. The Governor demonstrated that he is ready to stand up to the interest groups that will no doubt protest before the Statehouse, just as they took to the steps of City Hall earlier this year. Tonight's speech was an urgent call to action, and the Governor has my support in developing solutions that work for the people of the City and the State."
Stu Loeser (212) 788-2958