As reported today, Senate Republicans are teaming up with county clerks around the state to protest Democrats’ plan to increase fees on licenses and require people to get new ones when their vehicle registrations expire.
This morning, Sen. Stephen Saland, R-Poughkeepsie, put out two news releases, saying he and Columbia County Clerk Holly Tanner and Dutchess County Clerk Brad Kendal, will be distributing petitions. Saland has one on his Web site.
Gov. David Paterson was asked this morning The John Gambling Show about the protests and said he is willing to possibly reconsider the new fee, which will increase from $15 to $25. But he said he wants to close the current mid-year deficit first.