State Senate Republicans are drawing a line in the sand in on any more new taxes to close Albany's $2 billion-and-growing budget gap, meaning Democrats will need every one of their 32 votes if they intend to pass new levies to fix the out-of-balance budget.
Democrats enacted $10 billion in new taxes since January all
by just a single vote but it wasn't enough to pay for the 10 percent boost
in spending they also approved.
"The Democrats' tax increases have caused even
greater economic devastation," said Senate GOP leader Dean Skelos.
The latest round of Democrat-approved tax hikes including
higher fees for sportsmen and motor vehicles fees, both of which can be considered upstate taxes, takes effect September 1.
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