Sheldon Silver says NY State budget deal is reached…

Update: Feb 4th. It passed. Story: here.

(excerpt from) Newsday
Assembly Speaker: NYS budget deal has been reached
By James T. Madore / 2:26 PM EST, February 3, 2009

ALBANY – Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D- Manhattan) told reporters Tuesday a deal had been reached to close this year’s $1.6-billion budget deficit.

He wouldn’t provide details, but said the agreement had been reached with Gov. David A. Paterson and State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith (D-Manhattan).

It was unclear whether lawmakers would have a bill to vote on Tuesday night. They have two more session days this week…[some details and compromises listed at Newsday: here.]

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