ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The fate of proposals to impose new congestion tolls in Manhattan, levy a tax on opioid manufacturers and reform New York's bail system could soon be decided as lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo work to strike a state budget deal.
Sunday marks the start of the state's new fiscal year and the deadline by which lawmakers and the governor are expected to pass a new budget.
A proposal to impose hefty tolls on motorists entering the heart of Manhattan is not expected to make the final budget. But lawmakers may endorse a $2.75 surcharge on Uber and other ride-hailing services instead. Cuomo's proposal to end cash bail for most defendants is also losing steam.
Cuomo's $168 billion budget recommendation also includes a new opioid tax. Republicans have expressed concerns.
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