Paterson expects his proposal to cap the growth in school property taxes to become law.

Associated Press – December 9, 2008 6:25 PM ET

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Gov. David Paterson says New Yorkers can expect increases in user fees in his Dec. 16 budget proposal, but no calls for tax increases.

Paterson also says he still expects his proposal to cap the growth in school property taxes to become law. The Legislature refused to approve it this year.

Paterson didn’t specify what fees would be increased. But the state charges fees for entry to parks, state golf courses and other facilities as well as for licenses to drive, to work in a profession, to hunt and register vehicles and to enroll in public colleges.

Paterson made his comments at a Long Island gathering of business operators.

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Elsewhere:
“With New York facing a $15 billion deficit, Paterson has warned schools that every part of the state budget will sustain cuts when his proposed spending plan is unveiled on Dec. 16.”

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