Negotiations have broken down between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers over whether to hold a special legislative session. With them go lawmakers' chance to give themselves a pay raise.
Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News, joined WNYC's Jami Floyd to breakdown the behind-the-scenes machinations. He says Cuomo refused to consider a pay raise without a promise from lawmakers for additional ethics reforms. In response, "they basically told [Cuomo] to take the pay raise and stuff it," said Lovett.