ALBANY, NY (WENY)--AS SESSION COMES TO A CLOSE, THE MOST POPULAR TOPIC SEEMS TO BE CONGESTION PRICING.  

JUST TWO DAYS BEFORE THE LAST OFFICIAL SCHEDULED DAY OF SESSION, GOV. KATHY HOCHUL ANNOUNCED DELAYING A CONGESTION PRICING PLAN-- THAT WOULD HAVE CHARGED DRIVERS MORE MONEY IN TOLLS FOR ENTERING MANHATTAN. 

THE GOVERNOR’S ANNOUNCEMENT SENT shockwaves THROUGH THE STATE CAPITOL, MANY UNSURE OF WHAT TO DO NEXT.  
 
THE GOVERNOR SAid THE DELAY IS TO PROTECT NEW YORKERS FROM THE COST SHE SAYS WILL BE TOO MUCH FOR THEM.  
 
“New Yorkers right now tell me they’re just not ready for congestion pricing. And the closer we got to the June 30 implementation date, I heard for more and more anxious New Yorkers that this would be a real hardship for them,” said Hochul. 
 
LAWMAKERS COULD POTENTIALLY HAVE TO COME BACK FOR A SPECIAL SESSION TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE.