Budget Hits A Few Snags In Albany

03.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Tax rebate checks for middle class families and revisions to the gun control law are apparently among the sticky issues that have prompted legislative leaders to miss their early, optimistic target date for passing a state budget. Still, they continued to say after closed door meetings with the governor they are progressing toward adoption of the 143-billion-dollar spending plan. Tax rebate checks of 350 dollars won't be released until next year, and negotiators are contemplating changes to the SAFE Act. Namely, they want to continue to allow the sale of 10-bullet magazines. Effective April 15th, the current law would outlaw magazines that carry more then 7 bullets.