Lawmakers hold special session in Albany

Lawmakers are holding a special session in Albany Tuesday to focus on the budget cuts proposed by Gov. David Paterson (D-N.Y.). The cuts target areas

BROOKLYN - Lawmakers are holding a special session in Albany Tuesday to focus on the budget cuts proposed by Gov. David Paterson (D-N.Y.). The cuts target areas such as education and health care. The governor says the budget cuts are necessary since the state has a nearly $2 billion deficit.Paterson has criticized Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) for refusing to negotiate before the special session. Skelos argues midyear cuts to school aid are unfair and that any cuts should be in a state budget proposal.More than 1,000 people are expected to attend a rally to voice their opposition to the proposed cuts.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The suspects were caught on surveillance video on 1 Teens wanted for robbing 16-year-old
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents if they are 2 Word on the Street: Keeping New Year's resolutions
Experts offer advice on reducing healthcare costs at 3 Tips to reduce health care costs
Some residents say they are concerned about the 4 Commuters: R train elevator could cause traffic issues
5 VIDEO: Mini-mall plaza opens in Sunset Park

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE