Morning Read, Upstate: Taxes Galore, This Nanny State

State leaders will bridge a budget deficit by taxing people earning over $500,000 and raising the sales tax.
David Paterson would also like to tax stores that sell cigarettes.
As Senate minority leader, Paterson governed like a maitre d’, according to an internal reported he commissioned back then.
Good morning: your train fares are going up, the Daily News reminds you.
David Paterson said Sunday he was skeptical that lawmakers would meet the deadline to prevent those hikes.
A poll on Paterson’s fortunes (or misfortunes) will be released this hour.
A new study shows New Yorkers aren’t as free as they might be.

Morning Read, Upstate: Taxes Galore, This Nanny State