New York State should consider privatizing assets and using design-build strategies to fill funding gaps for capital projects, a state commission said in a preliminary report yesterday. The report identifies transportation and education projects as candidates for public-private partnerships.

New York State Commission on State Asset Maximization chairwoman Charlotte Hitchcock, who is Gov. David Paterson's chief of staff and director of financial regulation, said that the report laid out a framework under which recommendations will be made to the governor by April 2.

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