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Skelos Pledges To Block Congestion Pricing

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - With an old proposal back with a new name, a powerful New York State lawmaker is pledging to block it's revival.


WCBS 880's Rich Lamb with comment from Dean Skelos

With a new push by city-based state legislators underway for congestion pricing (now renamed traffic pricing), State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is making no bones about his position.

"I'm not supportive of that," Skelos said. "A tax is a tax and people cannot afford anymore taxes."

Is there any chance it'll happen? He wasn't absolute but, he said, "I don't think there is much support for it in the city at all, in the state legislature at all."

Asked what he's hearing from suburban legislators he said, "They don't want anymore taxes. They don't want tolls."

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