New York passes Manhattan congestion charge and plastic bag ban

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/31/new-york-manhattan-congestion-charge-plastic-bag-ban
  • Andrew Cuomo announces state budget details
  • Legalization of recreational marijuana must wait

Drivers traveling into the busiest sections of Manhattan will be subject to a congestion charge starting in 2021 and single-use plastic bags will be banned across New York state in less than a year, under a $175.5bn state budget agreement announced on Sunday by the governor, Andrew Cuomo, and legislative leaders.

One major issue that did not make it into the spending plan was the legalization of recreational marijuana. Cuomo and party leaders have said the issue is too complex to rush. It could be handled in the last three months of the legislative session, scheduled to end on 19 June.

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Original Title: New York passes Manhattan congestion charge and plastic bag ban
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