NY Daily NewsKENNETH LOVETT, GLENN BLAIN, ERIN DURKINNEW YORK DAILY NEWS Today, 6:29 PM ET
The state Senate was poised to back a temporary five-day extension of the expired city rent regulation laws, two GOP senators said Thursday night.
The laws expired Monday after the Senate refused to agree to a two-day extender the Assembly acted on and instead passed an eight-year extension with added provisions that Gov. Cuomo and legislative Democrats found unacceptable.
But with no long-term deal in sight and the Senate and Assembly eager to leave Albany for the weekend, the Senate GOP agreed to extend the rent laws until Tuesday when lawmakers will return to the Capitol.
The Assembly is expected to go along.
That will give Cuomo and legislative leaders time to try and negotiate a deal on the rent laws, extension of the expired affordable housing tax credit for developers and the continuation of the expiring law giving the New York City mayor control over the schools.