New York Gov. David Paterson's legal counsel recommended changes to a public authority reform bill that the bill's sponsors yesterday said would "gut" it.

The bill, which Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, D-Westchester, got the Legislature to approve, makes long-sought changes to how public authorities operate and how they are overseen by the state. But Paterson is reportedly ready to veto the bill and yesterday Brodsky released a letter from Paterson's counsel, Peter Kiernan, that listed objections to key provisions in the bill, including one he said could affect authority bonds.

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