The Soda Tax Is Far From David Paterson’s Mind

ALBANY—The soda tax is dead. Really. David Paterson, speaking on WCBS 880 radio, said that even though he and legislative

ALBANY—The soda tax is dead. Really.
David Paterson, speaking on WCBS 880 radio, said that even though he and legislative leaders may have to re-open the budget later this year, he will not include any of the nuisance taxes he originally proposed in his budget, then took off the table.
“We’ve taken the soda taxes, the iPod taxes, we’ve taken them out,” Pasterson said.
“There’s a report you might revisit that, though,” the radio anchor said.
“Uh, no. It’s out,” Paterson replied. “We’re going to pass the budget today – it’s out.”
The questioner pressed: “In the future, maybe?”
“This is something that I had said, and let me just clarify it, I said that the budget is still plummeting,” Paterson said.

The Soda Tax Is Far From David Paterson’s Mind