NY lawmakers taking another shot at passing new state budget

New York lawmakers are returning to the Capitol hoping to pass a new state budget after a late-night session left plenty of work on the table.

Posted: Mar 30, 2018 9:55 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York lawmakers are returning to the Capitol hoping to pass a new state budget after a late-night session left plenty of work on the table.

The Senate and Assembly worked into early Friday morning but didn't reach a final agreement on the roughly $170 billion spending plan. Lawmakers are scheduled to reconvene sometime after 9 a.m. Friday.

The budget is due on Sunday, but lawmakers hope to complete their work on Friday in time to get home for the Jewish Passover, which begins Friday at sunset, and the Christian Easter on Sunday.

The budget is expected to include new surcharges for taxis, Uber rides and other ride-hailing services in Manhattan, as well as a tax on opioid manufacturers.

Items not expected to make the final budget include advance voting.

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