Paterson Vetoes $419 Million In Education Spending

08/29/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Gov. David A. Paterson on Monday night wasted little time vetoing some of the last major spending portions of the budget that had breezed through the State Legislature just hours earlier.

The governor took out his veto stamp, with reporters as his witnesses, to strike out $419 million in education spending he said is politically popular in an election year but unaffordable for the state.

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