ALBANY, NY (WKBW) -- Most lawmakers are home for the weekend even as no state budget is in place more than two-months after the deadline to pass one.
Now, state agencies are being warned of a possible shut-down should lawmakers fail to pass another emergency spending bill. This week, state Republicans vowed to vote against any spending plan as they claim they have been shut-out of budget negotiations.
Many Democrats threaten to join Republicans in voting against another budget extender if it includes any more cuts. Should lawmakers fail to pass a spending plan, government would essentially shut down, which Governor Paterson claims would cause 'Anarchy.'
Lawmakers are set to vote on another emergency spending plan on Monday, and many state officials remain hopeful that a budget could be agreed upon as soon as next week.