The state Legislature will work into the night, but not all night, legislative officials said.
With so many bills to pass over the next 24 hours and contentious votes planned on a casino plan, tax-free zones for business and perhaps an abortion measure, lawmakers are expected to wrap up tonight and resume Friday morning.
Some of the bills won’t be live until 12:01 a.m. Friday — so there was talk that the Senate or Assembly could roll through the night and pass all the bills by early morning.
It’s been common practice for the Legislature to work through the night when they are trying to beat the budget deadline or are at the end of session. The session was originally set to end today, but it was extended earlier this week until Friday.
The Assembly may take up the women’s rights agenda today, and the issue is unresolved in the Senate. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democrats are pushing for an abortion vote.
“Stand up and be counted,” Cuomo said this morning on “The Capitol Pressroom.”