Morning Read, Upstate: A Big Budget With New Taxes

The state’s budget contains about $10 billion in taxes and fees.
It also has money for a soccer hall of fame in Oneonta and the Urban Yoga Foundation.
Fred Dicker writes about David Paterson’s team in a way that will leave none of them particularly happy.
Budget Director Laura Anglin may be headed for greener pastures.
In a statement, Paterson described the budget as a “solid foundation” filled with “tough choices.”
Cuts to healthcare were a little less than half what Paterson originally proposed.
Property tax rebate checks were eliminated, and Senate Minority Leader Dean Skelos gives the budget an F.

Morning Read, Upstate: A Big Budget With New Taxes