Manhattan tolls, plastic bag ban poised for approval in NY

New tolls to drive into parts of Manhattan and a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags are two of the biggest proposals poised for approval as New York state lawmakers work to pass a new budget.

Posted: Mar 31, 2019 6:30 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New tolls to drive into parts of Manhattan and a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags are two of the biggest proposals poised for approval as New York state lawmakers work to pass a new budget.

Lawmakers planned to spend Saturday behind closed doors discussing the final details of the $175 billion spending plan before voting on it Sunday.

It is due by Monday, the start of the new state fiscal year.

One unresolved issue is a proposal to tax the sale of luxury second homes in Manhattan worth more than $5 million.

The budget will also contain a provision eliminating cash bail for non-violent crimes.

One big proposal that won't make the budget? Legalized recreational marijuana, which could be considered later this year.

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