Even after Gov. Mario M. Cuomo offered on Tuesday to restore $360 million in spending, New York State lawmakers are still not willing to give up the ghost on having a final say in shaping the state's fiscal 1992 budget.

Yesterday, legislative leaders once again argued that Gov. Cuomo's decision earlier this month to veto $1 billion in spending to correct a perceived budget imbalance was unnecessary: The $51.9 billion budget they had passed -- nine weeks after it was legally due on April 1 -- was balanced.

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