Or is this the Congress that cried wolf?
Approved legislation will raise roughly $1 billion.
4,700 of them, to be exact.
“I never take any joy in vetoing education money, health care, services for the poor and the indigent."
The legislature comes up with its own plan, one that isn't making Governor Paterson happy.
Paterson feels like he can do "whatever he wants" with the final emergency budget bill.
Cigarette taxes were raised another $1.60 per pack in New York.
It fails to pass an extension of unemployment benefits for the second time because of deficit concerns.
"We will be out of here. You can plan your schedules."
Bronx Dems backtrack on previous threats.
He makes his announcement on the one-year anniversary of the Albany coup.
Plan includes $775 million in cuts to Medicaid and other programs.
The decision will ultimately rest with his successor.
"We're going to do what is not the right thing."
A first for state workers in the state.
The legislature accedes to Paterson's demands. Bet that stings.
Would the legislature dare?