Statement on Resignation of Governor Eliot Spitzer

March 12, 2008

Today’s resignation by New York’s governor is, hopefully, a sign of a new beginning for our state.

Now, it is time for everyone to move on and for the legislature to work with the new governor to address the numerous challenges that confront our state.

I am looking forward to the legislature joining with Governor Paterson to negotiate an on-time budget and then focus on key legislative initiatives to benefit all New Yorkers.