ALBANY—Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb isn’t so sure there will be a special session next week.
“I spoke with the governor yesterday,” Kolb said, hanging out in the LCA room before appearing on The Capitol Pressroom. “He said he wants us to come in for a joint session on Monday. I asked him about a session on Tuesday, and, well, it’s a question mark.”
Paterson has not formally proclaimed the session yet. Kolb said he members would attend a joint session and a session, if and when it is called.
“The question all along has been the Senate Dems,” Kolb continued. “I talked to the speaker, and he said he’s ready to act but he doesn’t want to do it if there’s not agreement.”
And there is not currently an agreement. David Paterson met this morning with Republican leaders in the State Senate, but Democrats controlling the chamber have been publicly uneager to make some of the cuts David Paterson has proposed.
“Our conference will return when there is an agreement,” Austin Shafran, a spokesman for the majority conference, said.