Paterson unveils 2010-2011 budget proposal

Gov. David Paterson unveiled his 2010-2011 state budget proposal Tuesday morning.

The governor is asking for a 5 percent cut in school aid as well as $1 billion in new taxes and fees. Paterson is also proposing a $1 billion cut in health care spending.

The Legislature is expected to oppose the measures in the $134 billion budget.

Also included in the budget is the ongoing hiring freeze in the state work force, closing four prisons and no state police training class.

AP wires contributed to this report.

To watch Gov. David Paterson's budget speech in its entirety, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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