If Albany can not come up with a deal, commuters will be hit with 23% fare hikes and massive service cuts starting June 1.
Paterson says it's the duty of legislators to come to the rescue.
Lawmakers suggest a payroll tax to help close the budget gap.
Governor Paterson's revised payroll tax plan calls for reimbursing school districts already hit hard by property taxes.
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