Paterson sets new budget deadline for June 28
Gov. David Paterson (D-N.Y.) has set another deadline for lawmakers to pass a state budget.
The new deadline is June 28.
Paterson said today that if the Legislature doesn't finally adopt the 2010-2011 budget, he'll put all remaining spending and revenue items in upcoming emergency spending bills.
Lawmakers have approved emergency spending bills each week since April 1, which was the original budget deadline. Passing a state budget would allow local governments, school districts and non-profit groups to calculate their funding.
Should lawmakers reject next week's emergency bill, non-essential state services could shut down.
AP wire reports contributed to this article.