Pricing Clears Committee, Moves to Full Council Tonight

The Committee on State and Federal Legislation has voted in favor of the congestion pricing home rule message. Tonight, the full City Council will decide whether the state legislature can vote on the real bill. Transportation Alternatives’ Noah Budnick is on the scene and providing us with updates. The Daily Politics is getting the news out pretty quickly too. Here’s the roll call:

Maria Baez (chair), Bronx – yes
Joseph Addabbo, Queens – no
Eric Martin Dilan, Brooklyn – no
Lewis Fidler, Brooklyn – no
Melissa Mark Viverito, Manhattan – yes
Michael McMahon, Staten Island – yes
Hiram Monserrate, Queens – yes
Joel Rivera, Bronx – yes
Larry Seabrook, Bronx – yes

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