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Legislature: On-time budget deal within days

ALBANY — Legislative leaders say a rare on-time New York state budget is just days away and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says it will restore some school aid.

Silver wouldn’t say how much of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed cut to school funding would be restored in the budget. He would only say “some.”

Cuomo has proposed a 7.3 percent cut in money for public schools.

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos says that a conceptual agreement or more is expected late Friday. That would allow budget bills to be voted on early next week.

Skelos wouldn’t comment on any school aid restoration.

The budget deadline is April 1.

Cuomo didn’t comment after the closed-door talks Thursday.