Gov. David Paterson is forcing the Legislature to reconsider some of his ideas that have already been rejected, including the hotly debated proposal for a soda tax.
Paterson on Sunday announced the agenda for the session he called for Wednesday to finally close the state budget that was due April 1.
Items on the agenda include his proposed cap on local property taxes, a plan to allow the public universities to set higher tuition without legislative approval and authorization to sell wine in grocery stores.
The Democrat-led Senate needs to approve a single revenue bill to complete the budget.
Paterson added the additional items. When a governor calls an extraordinary session compelling the Legislature back into session the governor sets the agenda.