ALBANY—David Paterson announced he has vetoed 14 bills, claiming savings to the state of $5.7 million.
Earlier this year, angry at legislators for not introducing his legislation to enact a spending cap, Paterson threatened to veto bills that spent money. Here’s a list from the governor’s office of his latest victims:
A.1800/S.2210, which could have cost New York City an estimated $162 million by changing the definition of the word “income” as related to the way in which seniors’ out-of-pocket medical expenses are treated in the tax code;
A.8103/S.5261-B, which would have provided $5 million in State Lottery Aid to a school district with an unbalanced budget, thereby setting the dangerous precedent of encouraging schools not to balance their budgets and wait for Lottery Aid to bail them out;