Source: NY Legislature Won’t Address $315M Deficit
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/WCBS 880/CBS 2) — A senior official with the New York Senate’s Democratic majority says the Legislature won’t act on Gov. David Paterson’s plan to reduce a $315 million deficit, the main purpose of Monday’s special session.
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The official says there was no agreement on the proposal and it won’t get to a floor vote in the Senate. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official wasn’t authorized to speak for the majority.
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says that that if the Legislature doesn’t address the current budget deficit, the state will be in worse shape in January.
DiNapoli also insists the deficit is really three times greater than Paterson’s $315 million estimate.
The Senate and Assembly were headed into session late after all-day negotiations.
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