Wednesday, October 21, 2009

NY Gov introduces fat tax again

"I will put [the fat tax] back in my budget address and give the Legislature another chance to do it. You can't keep voting down the ways to create revenues and then saying you don't want to make cuts," Paterson said on WYNC radio.

Paterson was reacting to calls from some Democrats to find ways to raise money instead of the governor's plan to slash $1 billion from education and health care to close a $3 billion deficit.

One suggested a soda tax and hiking tuition for out-of-state SUNY students instead of cuts.