ALBANY, NY ( WKBW ) A standoff is underway in Albany as Governor David Paterson and the legislature disagree over a final budget for New York State.
Lawmakers met with the Governor this weekend, but this time lawmakers proposed their own budget plan, which ignores every item on Paterson's list. As a result, a battle is once again brewing between lawmakers and Paterson.
The legislature's plan includes more than $500 million dollars in additional spending, including school aid, and cuts out the proposal of selling wine in supermarkets - property tax caps - revamping the SUNY tuition format - and creating a contingency fund for any federal medicaid shortfalls.
But Paterson has vowed to veto any additional spending, especially when lawmakers have not included any of his proposals.
Once again, lawmakers meeting today either trying to pass some sort of budget on their own, or pass yet another emergency extender bill, which would account for the rest of the Governor's original budget.
New York State Assemblyman Jack Quinn ( R ) telling Eyewitness News, "They've really just bridged the gap and I don't think this is going to get it done. I think what's going to end up happening is come November we're going to realize we don't have enough money, and we'll be back here doing the deficit reducing package like we had to to this year, because the numbers just don't add up."
Lawmakers are expected to meet again in regular session Monday afternoon, but many insiders in Albany believe lawmakers will be working throughout the night to hammer out some sort of deal so New York can stay afloat.
Kyla Igoe will be following this story, with the Eyewitness News team, to deliver the latest information from Albany. Go to "News Links" at wkbw.com to link to the official New York State budget website.