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Will state workers keep getting paid this week if a budget isn’t passed? Deadline coming soon

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New York legislators face a deadline of noon on Tuesday to approve a short-term spending measure if a budget agreement is not reached by then, according to State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Over 50,000 state employees depend on the budget extender to ensure they are paid by Thursday, April 20.

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Negotiations between Gov. Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers on an estimated $227 billion budget plan are still underway, despite being over two weeks overdue. Disagreements persist over alterations to New York’s cash bail law and the establishment of a statewide housing plan.

Earlier this week, legislators convened in Albany to approve a second temporary spending measure, funding the state government for an additional seven days.

Gov. Hochul confirmed that budget discussions are ongoing, both in-person and through virtual meetings. She expressed determination to work diligently over the weekend, aiming to deliver a budget that makes New York safer, more livable, and more affordable.