Please take a moment to say hello to the newest member of the DFE blogging community, Rosemary Rivera. Rosemary is a long time advocate for education parity and health care issues in our community. I met her a few years ago when she was working for Metro Justice on educational issues and I was exploring Clean Money, Clean Elections. I’ve finally talked her into blogging on the site, so this is a big thrill for me.
Her first piece does a pretty good job of laying out the challenges facing Rochester and New York State as they relate to the currently proposed Patterson budget which taxes everything under the sun. She points out that in a world of crappy options for New York, taxing soda and movies is probably not the best option. There’s some great numbers breakdowns in there as well.