Republican Answer to Paterson's Budget

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Senate Republicans were the first at the State Capitol to release their alternative to Governor Paterson’s state budget. Reporter Karen Dewitt has more.

DEWITT: The senate Republicans, who are in minority in that house by just one seat, reject both Governor Paterson's dozens of new taxes and fees to raise revenues and a plan circulating in the legislature to raise taxes on wealthy. Says Senate Republican Leader Dean

SKELOS: You can't tax your way out of this situation.

DEWITT: Nevertheless, the senate plan does include some revenue raisers, like enforcing the collection of a tax on cigarettes and other items sold on Indian lands. Other savings would be gained by consolidating state agencies, selling state properties, and raiding some funds. Democrats in the senate and assembly will have their alternative budget plan ready in few days.


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