June 17th, 2011

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos told reporters today that he will not bring Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s same-sex marriage bill to a vote today. Republicans are pushing for more protections for religious institutions before they agree on anything. It is said that the Cuomo administration is open to negotiating.

Meanwhile, Cuomo wants both houses to pass an extender on rent laws before they leave town for the weekend. He has threatened to call a special session if they don’t but it is unclear whether an extender will actually pass in the Senate as Democrats say they will only vote for an extender if there are useful negotiations taking place on a bill to permanently strengthen and extend the rent laws. Senate Democrats are not part of those negotiations so they will have to take someone’s word for it. However, word currently is that negotiations over the rent laws are stalled.

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