Statement on Resignation of Governor Eliot Spitzer

March 12, 2008
Today, New Yorkers witnessed the resignation of Governor Spitzer. The entire story is a sad one and I continue to feel nothing but sorrow for the governorís wife and children. Considering the circumstances and the evidence that continues to come to light, I believe that the governor did the right thing by resigning. I continue to be positive about the future of New York state and look forward to a new beginning with Governor Paterson.

It is important that the Legislature work diligently on finalizing the state budget. We must make every effort to complete the budget on time and that goal must now be our focus.