News

Legislative leaders meet over budget, no agreement

Legislative leaders meet over budget, no agreement

Photo: WHCU

Legislative leaders say they haven’t yet come to an agreement on the state budget due April 1.

After meeting for nearly two hours Tuesday, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says there’s been progress, but he doesn’t think the leaders will have an agreement today.

Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos and Senate Democratic co-leader Jeff Klein agreed with Silver, saying that all issues are still being discussed.

Among those issues are property taxes, the Dream Act, which would allow state financial aid to students illegally in the country, funding for pre-kindergarten programs and charter schools.

When asked if the Senate Republican conference will agree to a budget that includes public financing of campaigns, Skelos gave a noncommittal answer.

The leaders and Governor Cuomo are expected to meet again later Tuesday.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Winter Storm Warning issued for Sunday, Monday; up to 12 inches of snow possible

weather_alert_winter

Heaviest snow to fall late Sunday night, Monday morning

in Sports

Super Bowl: From humble beginnings to king of sports

12thma

From modest beginnings of cheap tickets and empty seats to $4.5 million for a 30-second TV ad, the Super Bowl is the undisputed king of U.S. sporting events.

in Local

Mesko trial ends with deadlock

gavel_court

A jury could not unanimously convict the former Cornell student on a charge of rape.

in Local

Cornell frat suspended for use of alcohol, illicit substance

cornell seal

Suspension comes after 2011 violations for Psi Upsilon frat

in Local

Tioga County man faces 17 years in prison for fatal stabbing

gavel_court

Douglas Every was convicted of manslaughter in connection with October 2013 stabbing