From the Buffalo Evening News:
State budget draws growing backlash over taxes and fees
Spending is up 8.7% over previous year
By Matthew Spina 04/01/09 12:04 PM
New Yorkers howl every year about their state budget. This year it’s more visceral.
State leaders are about to assault the nation’s highest-taxed state with a new round of taxes and fees. In the middle of a recession, no less….
Erie County’s roiling politics, its high property taxes and its highest-in-the-state sales tax have spawned anti-tax protests throughout the years.
The latest was held Saturday, the Buffalo Tea Party, in which more than 300 people called for Albany to reform itself….