Ny Legislature Fails Io Pass On Time Budget

04.01.09 | FL News Team

New York State lawmakers failed to pass an on-time state budget at midnight Tuesday. Voting in the state Senate to approve its 132-billion-dollar budget package was delayed when a state Senator representing the Bronx and Westchester was briefly hospitalized. But Senator Ruth-Hassell Thompson received a standing ovation when she returned to the state Senate Chamber on Tuesday evening.

The budget package needs all 32 Democratic state senators to vote in support of the legislation to move to the Governor's desk under the state Constitution. The state Senate reconvened at 9am this morning after adjourning at 10pm last night. The delay also cost state Democrats bragging rights of approving an on-time budget.