Albany, NY – State lawmakers, on their first full day back at the Capitol after a nearly week and half vacation, appear no closer to a budget agreement than they did before their break. Governor Paterson plans to issue another two week spending extender to keep the state operating.
Albany, NY – The New York State legislature is due back in Albany after a nine day break for the spring holidays. Their first order of business will be to agree on a new state budget, which is now a week overdue. The State's Comptroller warns that lawmakers will have to do more than just approve a new spending plan, if they hope to dig the state out of it's fiscal morass.