Gov. David Paterson says trying to get state lawmakers to tax sugary beverages instead of clothing is like "running into a brick wall" and "demonstrates the need for greater campaign finance [reform]."
Paterson made the comment during an interview with WOR's host John Gambling, who asked the governor if he was implying that the blockage of the sugar tax, and passage of the clothing tax, was a "function of lobbying."
"Well, absolutely," Paterson said. "Because the people who are now going to have to go back to paying the taxes on clothing under $110, they don't have a lobby."