Governor Paterson followed through on his $522 million in vetoes, delivering stacks of vetoed line items to the Legislature...An override is virtually impossible as long as the GOP minority in the Senate hangs tough. Some 7000 line items were cut as Paterson insisted the spending plan was not balanced. It was education appropriations that got cut...Something no Governor except a lame duck would have done.
Lamakers are expressing false indignation for the benefit of the teachers union, knowing all along the vetoes would hold.
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