After today’s news conference became slightly unruly as Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and others repeated several times that the Senate passed the governor’s property tax cap back in January, Finance Chairman John DeFrancisco jumped in to explain who he thinks is really to blame for stalled progress on the bill.

“The governor wrote the bill that the senate passed,” said Sen. DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse).

“The sponsor of the identical bill is the Speaker of the Assembly. Who’s not going to negotiate with whom? I would think that the Assembly Speaker would talk to the Assembly sponsor, maybe while he’s shaving, and say ‘I want to support your bill’ because we’re one in the same.”