It's been reported that Governor Paterson is expecting some tough fiscal times ahead here in NY and he plans to give a speech to address the issue. He reportedly plans to call for dramatic cuts in state spending.
It's starting to sound like the governor is a closet conservative, at least fiscally. The governor is going to be up against some pretty tough opposition to any cuts in spending and it shows guts that he's at least trying to do something to curb spending.
It would be nice if our local, state and federal governments had kept spending under control for the last century, but they have not. It's never too late to start, however, so good luck to Governor Paterson. Maybe President Bush can take a cue and veto the housing bill.