ALBANY — Gov. Paterson warned yesterday that the state could run out of money “in a month and a half” and threatened to cut short the Legislature’s summer vacation if lawmakers don’t pass a plan to pay the bills.
The governor sounded the alarm a day after delivering a historic 6,681 spending vetoes that left the state’s $134.4 billion budget at least $1 billion out of balance.
Senate Democratic leader John Sampson of Brooklyn sent his members home last week without voting on a tax bill needed to raise $950 million in revenue.
“They cannot ignore this problem,” Paterson told WOR Radio.