State lawmakers try to hammer out budget details
The state Senate adjourned Friday afternoon as behind-the-scenes state budget talks continued, but senators were called back before 6 p.m.
Some key issues remained unresolved Friday.
What emerged as maybe the single biggest sticking point is the proposal to raise the age at which criminals are considered adults. It's currently 16, but there's a plan to raise it to 18.
Also among the unresolved issues is the amount of money that will be spent on a water quality protection plan that received bipartisan support. The governor's plan to offer free tuition to SUNY colleges for middle class families remains up in the air. There's also still no agreement on how much aid Albany will give to local school districts.