Art Rosen was quoted in the January 15 issue of Sales & Use Tax Monitor about the potentially higher taxes in New York on items such as non-diet soft drinks. As for Gov. David A. Paterson's request to tax digital downloads of media such as books and music, "we went through this with Streamlined over the past four years," said Mr. Rosen. "The business community was able to convince the SSTP powers-that-be that each digital product needed to be examined individually. We hope to do the same in New York," he added.