As state budget negotiations continue, Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's hesitant to give the city of Albany $12 million every year.
Mayor Kathy Sheehan says the city needs that money to close the deficit.
Just last month, the Common Council approved a resolution calling on the state to provide it year after year. Council members say the city isn't able to collect taxes on property owned by the state, making the request for $12 million fair.
But during a budget news conference on Monday, the governor said until he knows what money the state has, he will not make a commitment to the city. This comes ahead of the state's April 1 budget deadline.