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Assembly to give final OK to $135B NY budget

Mar 28, 2013
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The New York state Assembly is set to begin final legislative approval of the $135 billion state budget.

The Assembly plans an early start Thursday and could finish voting by evening, although a late session and Friday session are still possible.

The SenateĀ gave its approval to budget bills in an overnight session that ended at 4 a.m. Wednesday.

The budget includes extending an income tax on millionaires that was to expire next year, an election year. It also continues for three years a big business tax on energy costs that had been set to expire this year.