ALBANY, NY (WKBW) - Governor Paterson called lawmakers to Albany for a special session in an effort to finalize the 17-week late state budget.
As expected, lawmakers gathered Wednesday night in Albany. But that meeting was very brief in what some describe as a "gavel in" - "gavel out" session. No budget vote was taken.
Albany insider Kyle Hughes from the NYSNYS News service predicted this would happen during his exclusive SKYPE interview on "Eyewitness News" Wednesday.
Channel 7's John Borsa will have more on the uneventful day and night in Albany, and what might happen at the scheduled session Thursday.
Paterson wants the Senate to take-up a revenue bill worth about $1.5 billion, and will have lawmakers review items already rejected, including a soda tax and allowing the sale of wine in grocery stores.
Paterson has recently warned of impending layoffs if lawmakers cannot reach a deal to close the budget gap.
Channel 7 will monitor developments in Albany, and have the latest on the air and online.