Senate Democrats Everywhere and Nowhere on the M.T.A. Bailout

ALBANY—Between licks on a lollipop, State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. told me he remains opposed to tolls, and floated something new to plug the M.T.A.’s deficit: a reinstatement of the commuter tax.
“Let’s bring it back,” Diaz said. “I’ve been telling everybody that wants to listen. People that live outside of the city, and take jobs away from us and then go upstate – they should be paying.”
There you have it, folks: proof that there is no direction among the Senate Democrats on this issue as opposition expands beyond the big sticking point – tolls. Diaz now wants a commuter tax.