Crown Point, NY, Jan 28, 2010 — Gov. David Paterson has been taking heat in Albany - for his tough proposed budget, for his sagging poll numbers - and this week he's been out and about elsewhere in the state, defending both his budget and his pledge to run for governor this year, despite all.
On Lake Champlain yesterday to announce the opening of the temporary ferry between Crown Point and Addison, Vermont, he faced a barrage of questions and criticism for his plan to close the Moriah shock prison camp. The closure is part of his effort to reduce a multi-billion dollar budget gap in the coming fiscal year. Brian Mann spoke with Martha Foley about the local concerns, and the governor's responses.