Paterson Ordering Lawmakers Back to Albany

July 25, 2010 Updated Jul 25, 2010 at 9:49 PM EDT

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Paterson Ordering Lawmakers Back to Albany

July 25, 2010 Updated Jul 25, 2010 at 9:49 PM EDT

ALBANY, NY - Governor David Paterson is ordering the Legislature back to Albany for a special session on Wednesday at 6pm.
According to the Albany Times Union, the governor wants them to address the remaining portion of the state budget: a revenue bill which needs Senate approval and a contingency plan should the state not receive more than $1 billion in federal Medicaid money.

The revenue bill is one that Paterson has been pushing since the very beginning which includes a property-tax cap, allowing grocery stores to sell wine, a sugar tax and giving the ability for public colleges to set their own tuition rates.

Lawmakers have been at odds with the governor over budget details since April 1st, when the budget was due. This all comes as the state faces a $9.2 billion budget gap for this fiscal year.

A Paterson spokesman told the Times Union that if nothing happens on Wednesday legislators should plan on being called back the next day to work on the same agenda.

We will have much more on this special session as Wednesday approaches. Stay with Eyewitness News and WKBW.com for the very latest on the New York State Budget Crisis.