Monday, April 3, 2017

State Backs Off N.Y.'s First Government Shutdown, But Lawmakers Fail to Agree on Budget

By Kenneth Lovett and Glenn Blain 

ALBANY — State leaders Sunday did not reach a budget agreement but nonetheless appeared poised to back down from the brink of New York’s first-ever government shutdown.

In a lengthy statement released just before midnight, Gov. Cuomo said the inability of state leaders to reach an agreement on a new budget that is already three days late has forced him to submit legislation to extend the previous year spending through the end of May.

Cuomo said legislative leaders have agreed by Monday afternoon to pass the extender that will allow government to continue to operate. By law, lawmakers will not get paid until a new budget is adopted. 

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Source: The New York Daily News (via The Empire Report)

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