Paterson enlists voters in tax cap battle

Gov. David Paterson, buoyed by a poll that shows three in four New Yorkers support his tax cap propo
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Gov. David Paterson, buoyed by a poll that shows three in four New Yorkers support his tax cap proposal, is turning up the pressure on the Legislature in its waning days in Albany while taking a swipe at the union coalition that opposes him.

The Democrat says the Senate Republican majority’s counter proposal to allow school districts to phase out property taxes altogether is half a solution and would require an increase in the state income tax.

Paterson also says the coalition of powerful teachers unions and others opposing a limit on school tax increases were outrageous to say his proposal was dead on arrival.

Paterson held a news conference this morning with Long Island taxpayers supporting his plan and says he will continue to push the issue this legislative election year.

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