ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a new $168.3 billion budget agreement reached with lawmakers includes surcharges on taxi, Uber and Lyft rides in Manhattan and a new state sexual harassment policy written following the #MeToo movement.
The Democrat 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.
- Gov. Cuomo says state budget deal reached before holiday weekend
- NY Gov. Cuomo, lawmakers reach deal to ban plastic bags
- Some details of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state budget proposal
- Cuomo: Deal reached on school bus camera bill
- Cuomo to deliver State of the State, unveil budget Tuesday
- Gov. Cuomo wants $82M for state-run winter sports venues
- NY Gov. Cuomo announces anti-discrimination initiatives
- Gov. Cuomo pitches statewide plastic bag ban
- LIVE: Gov. Cuomo's announcement in Rome
- Three state prisons on chopping block under Cuomo budget changes