Paterson to unveil budget

Gov. David Paterson will unveil a 2010-11 budget proposal today that will seek cuts in aid to schools and health care as the state grapples with a $7 billion to $8 billion deficit when the fiscal year begins April 1.

Paterson is expected to call for state-aid cuts to schools and health care and seek revenue raisers, such as likely revisiting a controversial plan to increase sales taxes on soft drinks. He is also expected to renew a proposal to allow grocery stores to sell wine, increase taxes on cigarettes and expand operating hours for the Quick Draw lottery game and racetracks with video-lottery terminals.”

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

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