"Bloomberg personally donated $500,000 to Republican state senators, who narrowly run that body... shortly thereafter, the State Senate's leader endorsed the plan."
New York City: Not like London.
For now, at least. The New York legislature has killed NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's attempt at creating a London-style congestion pricing fee for cars entering Manhattan during the day. What is interesting is that Democrat-controlled State Assembly stopped the bill. The Republican State Senate leader had a, shall we say, nuanced position on the measure: