We still have no state budget deal.

It’s been more than a week since the April 1 deadline and it seems we will have to wait a bit longer.

New York state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins updated reporters on where negotiations stand Tuesday and described things as being at the "beginning of the end" but with no session scheduled Wednesday, lawmakers will return Thursday to pass another extender, signaling the process won't be wrapped up fully for at least several days.

“We expect the extender to be passed on Thursday and we will continue to work until it is done,” she said.

As for what is holding things up, it’s no surprise that housing tops the list.

From building incentives to tenant protections, dozens of ideas are on the table. Stewart-Cousins emphasized that the complexity of a deal that brings together all stakeholders is a challenge.

“We are closer, but we certainly are not there. We are still discussing a lot of elements of housing,” she said.

Also ongoing are conversations about Medicaid, with disagreements over how to boost revenue to avoid cuts.

“We had put tax increases on the table, and as you know the governor has said that is not something she would entertain,” she said.

As for retail theft, Stewart-Cousins assured small business owners that the issue was a priority but did not elaborate on what that could mean when it comes to increased penalties.

On education funding, last week Gov. Kathy Hochul indicated that a controversial proposal to eliminate "Save Harmless," which ensures that school districts don’t receive less Foundation Aid than the previous year, had been sidelined in favor of a Foundation Aid formula update to be completed by next year’s budget.

Stewart-Cousins echoed that, stressing the importance of duality when keeping funding steady this year while taking a close look at the formula moving forward.

“I think we agree all agree that the Foundation formula needs to be looked at and reaccessed, and I think we agree that we will be doing that. In terms of the funding this year, I think people will be happier than what the governor proposed,” she said.

Spectrum News 1 reached out to the governor’s office to see where she stands in terms of a deal. They pointed us to her comments from last week where she told reporters that she felt the end is near and, she was optimistic about a housing deal.

"I think there's been an evolution in people's attitudes," Hochul said Thursday. "I needed to take this year to get people used to the idea that there is a crisis and we have the power to do something about it. So, I feel really good about that."

A representative for Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said for his part, discussions continue and he hopes to see an agreement soon.