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NYC Congestion Fee, Mansion Tax Ushered in by State’s New Budget

April 1, 2019, 12:00 PM

New York lawmakers approved a budget that allows for tolls on cars entering midtown Manhattan, increases sales taxes on multimillion-dollar city homes and ushers in a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

They also capped local property tax increases outside New York City at 2 percent a year, ordered sweeping changes to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and scrapped cash bail requirements that jails thousands a year before trial. The budget, struck over the weekend by Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders, was passed by the Assembly on Monday morning following action in the Senate.

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