The state budget was due on April 1, so the State Senate is headed to Albany tonight for a special session. However, it's not expected that anything will actually, you know, pass, because the Democrats have a 32-seat majority (the number needed to pass items) and not all Democrats are expected to show up (Malcolm Smith is on vacation). And while the Republicans could help pass something by agreeing to a Dem-backed plan, that seems unlikely to Governor Paterson, "What the Republicans are doing now is voting no on everything, and then quietly behind the scenes going to all of the donors and special interests and telling them, ‘we’re not hurting you.’ Well they’re not hurting them because they’re not saying anything.’”