Governor Paterson Seeks $1 Billion More in Taxes and Fees for New York - NYTimes.com
ALBANY — Gov. David A. Paterson proposed on Tuesday what would be the largest cut to school aid in more than two decades and nearly $1 billion in new or increased taxes and fees as he unveiled his budget, a plan that is likely to be the first chapter in a prolonged battle with the Legislature.
Scouring for new sources of tax revenue amid a fiscal crisis, the governor proposed to legalize ultimate fighting, allow the sale of wine in grocery stores, tax bottled soft drinks $1.28 per gallon, start taxing cigarette sales on Indian reservations and deploy speed-enforcement cameras in highway work zones. ...read the full story, click the link.