Legislative leaders said a final state budget deal could happen Friday. They need a deal by midday in order to deliver an on-time budget when the fiscal year ends on Monday.
Jeff Klein, Senate co-leader and leader of the Independent Democrats said they were close to an agreement but are still hashing out a few issues.
"It's really everything. It's the property tax and rent relief. It's universal pre-k. It's the charter school issues,” Klein said.
Senator Klein and the senate GOP leader have rejected a proposal that would've linked the Dream Act, which would offer tuition aid immigrants in the country illegally with an education tax credit sought by the Catholic Church and charter schools.
And one day after it was revealed the FBI is looking into some of the dealings of two lawmakers, Senator Klein says an ethics reform package is being hashed out. He did not offer details.