ALBANY - (AP) - Gov. David Paterson is using his State ofthe State address to draw a blueprint for turning New York into anational model of economic strength and trust in government - bothof which have been worn down by fiscal and ethical crises.
In a speech critical to his beleaguered campaign for election,the Democrat calls for curbing the state's notorious overspendingand creating jobs, in part by renewing New York's once mightymanufacturing sector.
He says Wednesday there should be more limits on the influenceof special interests that have won more spending than New Yorkerscan afford. That's part of reforms Paterson wants to enforce ethicslaws, set term limits for elected officials, and reduce the allowedlevel of campaign contributions.