Feedback: Governor Surprises Psych Center Supporters
He wasn't expected to attend, but Governor Andrew Cuomo made a surprise appearance during a meeting about the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg.
More than a dozen north country leaders are in Albany to save the psych center.
Following that meeting, task force officials said the talks were "very productive."
Moments later, they were called back into a meeting.
That's when Governor Cuomo showed up.
Following the second meeting, Cuomo told 7 News he was impressed with what he heard and will personally review the plan.
"It was very intelligently presented and we're going to talk about it and I said we'd get back in about a week."
"We're trying to cut taxes, we're trying to save money, trying to reduce state spending," Cuomo said, "which means we can't do everything we would like to do, but we want to make sure we make the reductions in the most intelligent places."
State Senator Patty Ritchie (R. - 48th District) said she was hopeful about the future of the center following the meeting with the governor.
"I've been very positive from the beginning," task force chairman Chuck Kelly said. "I'm still positive. That doesn't mean we won anything yet."
Saturday, July 30, 2016, Watertown, NY
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