Special Session Will Cost Taxpayers

Albany, New York - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling a special session for lawmakers starting Wednesday to finish up bills not yet decided on. But it's going to cost New York taxpayers.

There are mixed feelings about the special session from Albany lawmakers. Some say they're happy to come back. Others not so much.
But lawmakers can agree on one thing; A special session is going to cost taxpayers a lot of money.
Lawmakers outside of a 50 mile radius of the capitol are entitled to $165 of per diem a day.
The governor has announced the legislative bodies will take up mayoral control. Albany lawmakers say it needs to be more than just that for the cost.
The timeliness of the special session is of concern.

It could last until Thursday. Which means the tab for taxpayers could increase quickly.

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