Last week, Gov. Cuomo said that he thinks that the possibility of the Legislature returning to Albany to hold a special legislative session is unlikely. However, veteran Albany watchers know that it is far too soon to rule anything out.

The speculation in Albany (and in the press) has been that the Legislature will return for a post-election session, where they might take up deals on increasing the minimum wage, campaign finance reform and a pay raise for state legislators.  But both the Cuomo administration being pre-occupied with storm related matters, and uncertainty in terms of which party will control the State Senate in January, have muddied the waters.

As always, we will be keeping an eye on any special session agenda, in an effort to look out for the interests of upstate taxpayers.