NY lawmakers pass bill, prevent gov't shutdown
Lawmakers in Albany approved another emergency spending bill last night, staving off the shutdown of the state government for another week.
If a state budget, now more than two months overdue, isn't approved, the state could face another possible shutdown next week.
"This is not the way to do a budget, this is not the way to govern a great state, and this is not the way to treat our constituents," says state Sen. Carl Marcellino (R-Oyster Bay).
If the emergency bill were to fail last night, 200,000 state workers, 11,000 of them on Long Island, would not have received paychecks.