Word coming through now is that Spitzer will resign, but it will be effective Monday (3-17). The reasoning seems to be that it will be to allow David Paterson to assemble a transition team, and get things going. Not sure this is a good thing for anyone. The only way this can work is if David Paterson hits the ground running tomorrow working on the budget. God luck to him, as he’ll need it.
Paterson will not have time under any circumstance to put together a budget proposal of his own. Nor do I think he will be able to just go with Spitzer’s budget plans. Things will fall to the Assembly and Senate to put it together, come to agreement, and send it to Paterson for signing.
Apparently Silda Spitzer is still scheduled to make a public speaking appearance today for the State Police Women’s Association. But that seems to be up in the air, with her name appearing on some releases, and not on others. Like many others, I doubt she’ll put in the appearance.