Still No Agreement on M.T.A. Deficit

ALBANY—Here’s a great trio: David Paterson, who is urging action on a rescue package for the M.T.A. that includes bridge tolls and a payroll tax; State Senator Carl Kruger, who has called tolls a tax on the outer boroughs and vowed to vote against any package that includes them; and Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, who is under pressure to come up with some proposal that will get the 32 votes needed to pass his chamber.
Smith told reporters earlier today (many thanks to Danny Hakim for helping with the audio) that tolls are still on the table, but that he is

Still No Agreement on M.T.A. Deficit