2008_07_metcardpat.jpgGovernor Paterson expressed his disappointment about a proposed MTA fare hike next year, telling reporters, "Another fare hike this soon after the last fare hike, just in my opinion, is not wise. This just cannot become the new way that the M.T.A. solves problems. Every time there is an issue, pass along the increase.” He wants the MTA to "explore other options." It doesn't seem like Paterson will offer up any state money, since he's worried about lower state tax revenue this year.