Breaking News: Gov. Cuomo Avoids the Press After End-of-Session Framework Omits SSM


More rumblings that our message is resonating in the halls of the New York State House:

State leaders have the framework of an agreement on end of session issues -- a property tax cap, rent control, state university tuition -- but the deal does not appear to include an agreement on same-sex marriage.

The log jam broke after a two-hour, closed-door meeting between Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

"There's a framework by which we plan to end session," Silver, D-Manhattan, said. "We will be developing with the conference, over the next several hours, the various areas that are important to close down session and hopefully complete session as quickly as possible."

He and Skelos refused to offer details of the agreement before briefing members of their conferences; Cuomo refused to address journalists after the meeting.

... "We're working on details, but I'm very confident in working with the governor, he has shown tremendous leadership, and the speaker, showing flexibility, that we will have a session completed tomorrow," Skelos, R-Long Island, said. -- Albany Times Union

The end is in sight: keep calling and letting your voice be heard!