Updated: Thursday, 24 Jun 2010, 5:23 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 24 Jun 2010, 5:23 PM EDT
ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) - The latest news on New York State budget crisis could be hard to swallow for taxpayers.
Governor Paterson mentioned more potential taxes and fees, including a tax on sugary drinks, a proposal many thought had fizzled.
The governor also mentioned allowing wine sales in grocery stores and increasing court fees. This is on top of a new measure that pushes the state's cigarette tax to the highest in the nation. The governor says higher fees and taxes are simply unavoidable in order to close a massive deficit.
The governor has given state lawmakers until June 28th to pass a budget.