Gov. Paterson is downplaying the new taxes in the freshly completed state budget, but admits at least one will hurt the poor.
Paterson, speaking on a conference call with reporters, acknowledged the temporary reinstatement of the 4% state sales tax on clothing and shoe purchases of $110 or less will put a strain on those who can least afford it.
The governor put the blame for the tax squarely on the Legislature.
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