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Another day, another delay: Lawmakers pass budget extender as disagreement persists

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The New York State budget faced further delays as lawmakers passed another budget extender on Friday, marking over ten days since the original April 1 deadline. This fourth extender, approved by the state Assembly and signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul, comes as disagreements over housing policy stall progress.

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Negotiations on the state budget have been particularly hindered by differences in housing policies, including rent stabilization and eviction protections. Advocacy group Housing Justice For All highlighted that 50 lawmakers are resisting any proposals that would modify current tenant protections, intensifying the deadlock.

The state Senate Majority Leader, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, optimistically noted earlier in the week that negotiations were nearing conclusion, yet acknowledged that a resolution might still be days away. Further complicating the budget are debates over tax incentives for developers and a wage agreement between developers and construction unions.