The takeaway is this - despite an earlier report by Gormley to the contrary, the Assembly has not formally introduced the governor's proposals.
Neither has the Senate.
That could keep them out of the final budget.
"Someone will have to blink," said E.J. McMahon, president of the independent Empire Center for Public Policy, a fiscally conservative think tank.
The closed-door fight could turn into another court battle, said Blair Horner of the New York Public Interest Research Group. "The legislature has drawn a line in the sand and they say the governor has gone over it," he said. "If they knuckle under for the 30-day amendments, they are going to face this problem every year."
The legislature must not cave to Cuomo.
We cannot have a state of affairs where the governor gets to put whatever he wants into the budget despite opposition.
Horner is right - if the legislature caves here, this governor and future governors will pull this every year to the end of eternity.