New York State lawmakers continue budget negotiations

New York State lawmakers are hoping to pass a new state budget before the weekend.

Posted: Mar 30, 2018 5:26 PM

ALBANY – New York State lawmakers are hoping to pass a new state budget before the weekend.

Both the Senate and Assembly worked into the early morning hours on Friday, but they have yet to reach an agreement on a spending plan worth around $170 billon.

The budget is due Sunday, though leaders are trying to complete work in time to get home for Passover and Easter.

Assemblyman Brian Miller of New Hartford Caught up with NEWSChannel 2 during a brief recess.

“We voted on three bills last night and we just got three more,” Miller said. “Those came out to us, we were just briefed on it, they just went to the Assembly Ways and Means, so we should be voting on that, debating on them any minute now. And we still have three bills left. We’ve got the revenue bill, capital projects and education.”

If they can’t reach a deal before Sunday, they’ll have to pass either short-term budget extensions or state government will shut down.

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