An agreement on the state budget is not expected this week as a range of issues from housing policy to charter school and mass transit funding in New York remain under discussion, state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Wednesday said. 

"This is the most laden budget I have had to deal with," Stewart-Cousins told reporters at a weekly news conference. 

New York's budget is now expected to be more than three weeks late — the latest spending plan in more than a decade that comes amid ongoing disagreements over housing policy as well as changes to criminal justice laws. 

On Tuesday, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie told reporters top officials negotiating with Gov. Kathy Hochul are "not close" on an agreement. 

Still, there have been efforts to move toward a compromise. Controversial provisions, such as creating a statewide policy backed by Hochul that include measures to override local zoning, have been stripped down amid legislative opposition. 

Stewart-Cousins added lawmakers are "very close" to reaching a final agreement on making changes to New York's bail laws. Those changes are expected to allow for judicial discretion for some serious criminal charges in New York, altering once again a law that limited cash bail requirements in criminal cases. 

The Democratic-controlled Legislature and Hochul were given until Thursday at 4 p.m. to approve another temporary stopgap measure in order to keep state government funded while the talks continue. 

Lawmakers are expected to not hold a working session day on Friday when the holiday Eid ua-Fitr concludes.

It's not yet clear how long the next budget extension will be for until Hochul releases another measure to keep the government funded and state workers paid. 

New York's budget was previously due April 1. In 2010, state lawmakers and then-Gov. David Paterson did not conclude a budget until the middle of August amid disagreements over spending reductions.