Stadium vote delayed until June

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Less than a day before a crucial and crucially timed vote on the $2.2 billion far West Side stadium, Gov. George E. Pataki and two legislative leaders have agreed that the matter will be postponed, probably until June. The Public Authorities Control Board, a state panel that can block the state’s $300 million contribution to the stadium project, had been scheduled to vote today. The decision to put off the vote came after the Senate majority leader, Joseph L. Bruno, formally asked for a one-month postponement, raising concerns about financial and legal issues related to the project. more [NYT]