State lawmakers are getting an extra day away from Albany courtesy of the slow pace of budget negotiations.
Because so few budget bills have been printed, the Senate and
Assembly have cancelled their plans to hold session Saturday afternoon
and have re-scheduled them for Sunday. The Senate is expected to gavel
in at 3 p.m. Sunday and the Assembly is planning to get started around 4
The delay means lawmakers will almost certainly be in Albany on
Monday to continue voting and may, depending how quickly the final
negotiations conclude, have to return to the Capitol later in the week –
after first two days of Passover - to complete their budget work.