NY Senate may lack the votes to pass late budget

ALBANY - (AP) - New York's Legislature may end upresponsible for the latest budget in state history after all.

Senate leader John Sampson won't say if all 32 members of hisDemocratic majority will attend an extraordinary session called byGov. David Paterson to pass the final element of the budget.

The Senate was unable to pass the final revenue bill during thelast week of the regular session in June because at least oneDemocrat withheld his vote to force action on other legislation.

Sampson repeatedly refused to tell reporters on Tuesday whetherall his members would attend Wednesday evening's session.

The Senate needs 32 votes to pass anything and the Republicanminority has voted in a bloc against most budget measures.

The budget was due April 1. The latest ever was passed on Aug.11, 2004.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

At least six people have been arrested and 1 Six arrested, 4 more sought in Coney Island gang assault video
A falling concrete planter struck and killed an 2 Child dies after being hit in head by concrete planter
Police say on Thursday, Kevin Reilly climbed up 3 8-year-old dead after planter falls on him in Marine Park
Residents are concerned about the safety of items 4 The Buzz: Safety concerns in wake of 8-year-old boy's death
There will be a few road closures over 5 Weekend travel advisory, April 28-30

advertisement | advertise on News 12


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.