State Legislatures work to finalize budget

ALBANY, N.Y.—State Legislative leaders worked towards
finalizing the state budget Friday.

In working towards finalizing the state budget, funding for
pre-kindergarten programs has become a sticking point.

Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos emerged from closed
door negotiations Friday morning to say that certain participants were
concerned only about New York City and May Bill De Blasio when it comes to

Democratic Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver said he's focused
on the education of all the state's students and it's “unfortunate” if Skelos
has a problem with that.

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