In the Capital Confidential:
Welcome to the last officially scheduled day of the 2011 legislative session, although lawmakers are privately allowing they could be here through Wednesday – at least. The temporary extension of the expired rent laws passed (after some Twitter-related confusion) last Friday expires today, so that’s on the agenda, as are (still) same-sex marriage and the tax cap. The Senate is scheduled to be in session at noon, the Assembly at 1 p.m. State workers deadlocked with the Cuomo administration in contract talks are rallying across New York at noon. Gay marriage opponents – including Giant David Tyree – will hold a press conference/deliver 63,000 petitions outside the Senate GOP conference room at 1 p.m.
NOM Chairman Maggie Gallagher and NOM President Brian Brown will also be attending this press conference. Stay tuned for updates and keep calling the undecided Senators!