Senate GOP Returns for Emergency Session

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2009  |  Updated 10:34 AM EDT
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Senate GOP Returns for Emergency Session

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Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno (R) addresses the Senate Chamber floor as New York Sen. Dean G. Skelos (C) listens in the State Capitol in Albany.

New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos says his conference will return to Albany next month to act on a new plan for closing a massive budget gap.

  The Senate Republicans say they will advance their own legislation that's still in the works on Dec. 15.
 
The Senate and Democrat-led Assembly met earlier this week for a special session that Gov. David Paterson called for. Paterson had put forth a package of proposals intended to save more than $5 billion over two years.
 
But after bickering and finger pointing and a rowdy public leaders' meeting, no action was taken to address a looming deficit. Paterson estimates next year's budget deficit will be up to $15 billion.
 
Calls to the governor's office and to the Assembly were not immediately returned.

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