Statement by Senator Rev Ruben Diaz

Ruben Diaz

June 23, 2009

“Today’s Senate Session was one of the most ridiculous things I have ever experienced.

Yesterday, New York Governor David Paterson bragged to the media about how the leaders of the Republican and Democratic Conferences asked him for more time before calling Special Session and then how he told them, ‘No!’

Much to our surprise and amazement, Governor Paterson called for Special Session and was not ready to present any bill to the Senate for debate nor vote. Why is Governor Paterson wasting the taxpayers money and peoples’ time?

Today’s Session has been another incompetent act of Governor Paterson. Governor Paterson had the look of failure on his face when he made his statement yesterday. Now I understand why.”

For further information, please contact Senator Re. Ruben Diaz at 718/496-4793.