Governor David Paterson Delivers State of the State Address

Oswego, NY – Governor David Paterson has delivered his first State of the State Address.

Before a joint session of the legislature, the Democratic Governor called the state of the state "perilous"...saying New York is facing the gravest economic challenge in nearly a century.

Paterson stressed that it is a time for action, courage and hope.He noted that New York state entered a recession in August. He's already proposed a $121 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year. That includes layoffs, a cut in school aid and 88 new or higher fees.