Assemblyman Oaks’ Statement On The Swearing-In of Governor Paterson

March 18, 2008

“The swearing-in of David Paterson as New York’s new governor makes me hopeful as we restart the process of addressing the many challenges that confront our state. The theme of the new governor’s address to the legislature today was cooperation and determination. I believe Governor Paterson has the potential to bring bi-partisanship to the critical state budget negotiations so that we can pass a budget that recognizes our difficult fiscal situation and also lowers taxes, boosts the economy and provides a better quality of life for every New Yorker. I look forward to working with the governor and the rest of the legislature as we seek to pass a responsible, on-time budget.”