New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Thomas Libous of Binghamton maintains a special legislative session before the end of the year is not out of the realm of possibility.

While there had been talk of state lawmakers returning to Albany following the elections to take up such issues as legislative pay raises and increasing the state's minimum wage, Governor Andrew Cuomo has indicated that a special session is now highly unlikely as New York focuses much of its attention on Hurricane Sandy recovery.

Libous told news media in Albany that he still thinks a session could be called before January.