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Albany, NY - Gov. Cuomo: No Thruway Toll Hikes Until 2020

Published on: January 6, 2016 08:30 PM
By: AP
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FILE - Vehicles enter the New York State Thruway in Albany, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 24, 2007.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll)FILE - Vehicles enter the New York State Thruway in Albany, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 24, 2007.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Albany, NY -  Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to keep tolls flat on the New York Thruway until at least 2020.

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The Democratic governor announced the idea Wednesday as he continues to unveil his 2016 agenda ahead of his state-of-the-state address next week in Albany.

Cuomo is also proposing to eliminate Thruway tolls altogether for vehicles involved in agriculture, a move that he said would help farmers bring their goods to market.

He also wants to give a tax credit to residents and businesses who use the Thruway the most. Passenger vehicle owners who pay $50 or more in tolls and commercial drivers who pay between $100 and $9,999 in annual tolls would be eligible.

Cuomo is also calling for $2 billion in funding to replace and upgrade bridges and pave state and local roads.



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 Jan 06, 2016 at 09:33 PM Concerned New Yorker Says:

DEAR GOV. CUOMO,

WHAT ABOUT THE VERAZZANO?? ITS $16 BUCKS TO GO OVER A BRIDGE! IT ALSO KEEPS GOING UP EVERY YEAR IT SEEMS! WHAT GIVES??

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 Jan 07, 2016 at 08:40 AM puppydogs Says:

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Concerned New Yorker Says:

DEAR GOV. CUOMO,

WHAT ABOUT THE VERAZZANO?? ITS $16 BUCKS TO GO OVER A BRIDGE! IT ALSO KEEPS GOING UP EVERY YEAR IT SEEMS! WHAT GIVES??

Agreed, absurd

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