By Tom Precious
ALBANY – The term of the day? Table targets.
Those are the amounts of money the different legislative conference committees are to be given by legislative leaders to work with in their task of restoring or shifting money around in the 2013 state budget being negotiated at the Capitol. [The dollar amounts are quite small when taken in context of the overall budget.]
The good news is the Senate and Assembly conference committees began meeting this afternoon – another sign the sides are serious about getting a budget deal done by next week before the religious holiday period begins.
The bad news is the panels have yet to get their table target numbers – leaving little for the sides to negotiate.