Paterson seeks lawmaker action on MTA

May 3, 2009 2:54:48 PM PDT
Governor Paterson is calling on state legislators to take immediate action to prevent the MTA's doomsday budget plan. Paterson wants both houses of the state legislature to return to session on Monday and vote on a proposed MTA bailout.

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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