Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - New York State lawmakers are back in their districts after wrapping up the regular session for the year.
It was marked by another on-time budget and a number of bills being passed.
Some lawmakers say even though plenty of work was completed, they have mixed reactions on the session.
In January, Governor Andrew Cuomo laid out an aggressive agenda for the legislature to tackle - including the controversial Safe Act - which he signed into law early in the session.
"It just doesn't make any sense the way it was done and how quickly it was done, overnight and unfortunately the Governor pushed it through without much thought by many people and now we see all the problems with the bill,” Senator John DeFrancisco said.
High on the Governor’s agenda was raising minimum wage and it passed into law, but there are many critics not pleased with the final product.
"Minimum wage, I wasn't very pleased with because our economy is down, you don't add a cost to employers. Worked out they didn't add cost to employers, we had the taxpayer pay the additional cost,” Senator DeFrancisco said.
"Didn't happen right away, happened over three years, no indexing. Some people it pleased that way and some aren't. I'm just happy it finally did get passed," said Assemblyman Al Stirpe.
One legislation piece that wasn’t passed during the legislative session is the Start Up New York Program, which attracts new businesses to the state by allowing them to operate tax free.
Senator DeFrancisco says he doesn't agree with the program, but says something has to be done to help businesses in New York.
"I kept arguing about the fact that broad based tax cuts are what are needed so every business, whether you're a new business or existing one benefits from less cost in government," said Senator DeFrancisco.
"The Women's Equality Act whether we go back, whether the Senate votes on it or we go pass nine out of ten, I think those are important things to do," Assemblyman Al Stirpe said.
It was a session where things were addressed but still leaves Albany with plenty to do next legislative season.