Cuomo Will Debate Paladino, Calls Opponent's Agenda "Extreme"

September 28, 2010 Updated Sep 28, 2010 at 7:17 PM EDT

By Laura Gray

September 28, 2010 Updated Sep 28, 2010 at 7:17 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) -- Andrew Cuomo chose global technology firm Synacor in Buffalo to talk about job creation, his campaign, and Republican opponent Carl Paladino. Cuomo says today that New Yorkers now have a very clear choice in a candidate for Governor. "I think that Mr. Paladino's agenta is an extreme agenda. Now voters can look at that clearly." Cuomo told reporters at Synacor today.
Cuomo characterizing Paladino's position on abortion, welfare reform, and education reform as "extreme." With Rick Lazio's departure from the race, Cuomo now thinks voters should have a much clearer choice for governor. "It's a very stark choice."
Cuomo was in Buffalo today to unveil his 7 point economic stimulus plan called "NY Works Agenda."
It includes reducing taxes, creating partnerships between colleges and the private sector, and creating tax credits to get people back to work. Cuomo promises he won't raise taxes, and says Paladino's plan to cut taxes 10 percent is unrealistic because New York state is facing a 5 to 7 billion dollar deficit next year.
Paladino has repeatedly called for a debate. Today, Andrew Cuomo responding to that. He says New York voters will get a debate between the two candidates "relatively soon".
Paladino did respond. He calls Cuomo's plan, "more empty promises." He goes on to say, "Andrew Cuomo won't make the tough cuts our state desperately needs to spur job creation," Paladino said. "Instead, he just wants to raise
taxes and spending a little slower than his daddy did and create more regional development bureaucracies for political appointees."