A last-minute amendment that would provide $90 million of budget relief to New York City is the biggest obstacle legislators face in hammering out a joint agreement on reforming New York's local finance law.

At issue is a provision known as 6-1 that members of the Assembly inserted in a bill to overhaul the state's local finance laws. They acted after a request by city officials seeking $90 million for fiscal 1991 and 1992.

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