New York State Assemblyman Robert Carroll, D-Brooklyn, has introduced a bill that would impose a $ 3 surcharge on all packages delivered to New York City residents from online orders, excluding food and medicine. Carroll says the tax would generate $ 1 billion annually and the funds would be used to fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The MTA is looking at a $ 7.5 billion operating deficit this year, which is projected to grow to $ 16 billion by 2024.

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