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Legislative leaders announce resolutions on most--not all--issues

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As the legislative session drags on, it seems an end may be in sight. The senate and assembly leaders have announced a "tentative framework agreement" with Governor Cuomo to resolve all the remaining end of session issues- except- gay marriage. Karen DeWitt has the details:

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Senate Leader Dean Skelos emerged from a two hour meeting- to say the basic elements of a deal had been settled.

“We have what I believe is the framework for an agreement on most of the outstanding issues,” said Skelos, who said that includes  “rent, property tax cap, mandate relief” and SUNY tuition hikes.

Neither Senator Skelos nor Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver would provide details. Skelos says the Senate is still working on amendments to Cuomo’s same sex marriage bill to ensure greater religious protections, but no decisions have been made on whether to bring the bill to the floor for a vote. Speaker Silver says he’s “open” to amendments that “guarantee religious freedom”, but has not seen specific language yet.   

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