Whalen said she would place a moratorium on member items as she said, "we must think of the many and not just the few." She also suggested consolidating and merging state agencies such at the Department of Transportation.
She also criticized the state assembly over spending $10 million to bring the chip manufacturer Sematech to Albany with only receiving 100 jobs in return.
"It just seems like juxtaposition," she said. "I think we need to take a more holistic approach of getting businesses to come here."
For those who did not attend, here is a link to a video of the entire debate which took place between Reilly and Whalen at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library on Oct. 25, courtesy of YNN: