While a deal on a new 421a tax abatement is looking remote thanks to an impasse between several of the construction trade unions and the real estate lobby, New York state Senate Republicans are proposing their own package of housing bills, including a straight 421a extension.

State Sen. Pam Helming, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development, joined Capital Tonight host Susan Arbetter on Wednesday to discuss the package of bills.