Governor Paterson has the right idea, and it could be considered a challenge to Bruno.
Paterson wants to re-open the budget and make cuts. This is partly an admission that the first budget was a bad budget and partly due to the digression of projected revenues with the economy.
"There are some political dynamics, it’s an election year, there’s a contest for the leadership of the Senate." Paterson said.
"My point is, if it’s an election year, the first one who tells the public that they are willing to do this, and says it behind closed doors in addition to the public, will win those elections," he said.
That is most certainly a challenge for the Majority Leader to step forward. Bruno should take him up on the offer immediately and show a willingness to control spending.