NY Lawmakers Near Deal On Sales Tax, Mario Cuomo Bridge
NY lawmakers near deal on sales tax, Mario Cuomo Bridge
Capitol building in Albany (Photo: Nick Muscavage/Gannett Albany Bureau)
ALBANY – New York lawmakers were working toward an agreement Wednesday night that would extend current sales-tax rates for local governments for three years and rename the Tappan Zee Bridge for the late Gov. Mario Cuomo.
Other parts of the package included a $55 million for flood-damage relief on Lake Ontario, money to fund full-day kindergarten for some upstate schools that do not have it and a tax deal to keep open Vernon Downs, the central New York racino that is threatening to close.
Assembly Democrats outlined the tentative agreement and …