Another state budget extender was passed Monday by the New York state Senate to keep the government running through Thursday, but will fund pay for state employees through next Tuesday.

The state Assembly approved the measure over the weekend. Gov. Kathy Hochul signed it into law Monday afternoon.

Liz Krueger, chair of the state Senate Finance Committee, told Spectrum News 1 that legislative leaders are "heading toward the end" of budget negotiations, though a housing deal, education funding and health care continue to be sticking points holding up a final deal.

The state budget, due April 1, is now a week late.

Krueger said another extender beyond Thursday is "very likely." Two more budget negotiation sessions are scheduled for Tuesday and Friday.


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