NYS Budget on Time? Clock's Ticking With a Sunday Deadline

The clock continues to count down for state lawmakers to pass a new state budget.

The deadline is Sunday for a new spending plan, but lawmakers and Gov. Cuomo hope to finish early because of the Passover Friday, and Easter Sunday.

Lawmakers say they’re optimistic a deal could be reached to allow voting to begin Thursday.

Discussions include proposals to impose new surcharges on taxi and Uber rides in Manhattan, a tax on opioid manufacturers and a new sexual harassment policy for state and local governments.

Additionally, another proposal would authorize the creation of a new commission to study raising the legislative salary, now $79,500 a year.

There has been no raise for lawmakers since the late 1990s.

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