New York House Demurs on Governor’s Request for Reciprocal Toll Enforcement Authority

Times Herald-Record reports, “Gov. Andrew Cuomo, eager to expand all-electronic tolling on the state’s roads, bridges and tunnels and not lose a penny in the process, has hit that old familiar roadblock: legislators.” In action on a state budget bill this week, the House rejected Cuomo’s request that legislators give New York’s DMV the authority to enter into toll enforcement reciprocity agreements with other states. However, stay tuned, because, as the newspaper notes, the Senate said “yes” to the governor and serious negotiations over the final budget bill lie ahead.