Dean Skelos, the state senate Majority Leader said a framework agreement is in place on all outstanding issues except gay marriage.

Skelos emerged from the ongoing negotiations with Governor Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver who he says are in agreement on extending the rent control law, restoring the 421-A property tax break for city housing developers, raising SUNY tuition and mandate relief.

I think we're going to have a real good, complete, concluding package, Skelos said. Language is being worked on and hopefully we'll conclude by tomorrow.

Gay marriage, he said, will be conferenced once there is an overall agreement on the wording of the bill as it relates to religious protections.