Senate Heading Toward Session Friday as Rockefeller Reform Drags

ALBANY—It looks like the State Senate will – gasp – have to hold session on Friday.
Members on both sides of the aisle said they expect to be at the Capitol tomorrow, and while debate on the bills comprising the state budget – three have been passed so far, the fourth, containing a restructuring of the Rockefeller drug laws is on the floor now – continues, it is unlikely to be completed by tonight.
“I’ve told Malcolm Smith that at the latest, 9:30, because I don’t want any more members to go to the hospital,” Minority Leader Dean Skelos just told me in a corridor outside his office.