NY lawmakers reach $168 billion budget agreement

Posted at 10:13 PM, Mar 30, 2018

A new $168.3 billion budget agreement reached with New York lawmakers includes surcharges on taxi, Uber and Lyft rides in Manhattan and a new state sexual harassment policy written following the #MeToo movement.

Governor Andrew Cuomo briefed reporters on the spending deal Friday night as lawmakers worked late to approve a budget before a new fiscal year begins Sunday.

The budget deal also includes $1 billion in new education spending, investments in water quality and money to fight Lyme disease.

The agreement contains one new tax, a fee on opioid manufacturers and distributors intended to fund efforts to combat addiction.

Lawmakers also inserted language to create a commission to examine whether members of the Senate and Assembly deserve a pay raise.


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