ALBANY—The bottle bill may not make it, although at the moment the budget remains highly fluid.
A pared-down version that would extend deposits to bottled
"We're still working on it," said State Senator Antoine Thompson, who has pushed for the expansion.
The measure for bottled
Some legislators are planning to stay in Albany through the weekend; if a budget bill is to be passed before the April 1 deadline and allowed to "age" three days, which Republicans are demanding, it would have to be introduced before midnight on Sunday. Assembly members were told to be prepared for session tomorrow and on Sunday evening.
Savino said the Senate still has to discuss whether to include a personal income-tax increase. Assembly Democrats are meeting in conference on that issue now.
Savino said there has, however, been agreement about delaying a proposed nursing home rebasing. How much aid the state will send to hospitals, she said, has not been set.