It’s a race against time as Gov. Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers remain distant over several of the governor’s state budget proposals.

That includes how to address the city’s lagging housing stock to meet rising demand, changes to the state’s bail law and funding for the city’s transit system.

It all comes as lawmakers are now also looking to make some changes to New York’s adult-use recreational marijuana laws. 

State Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, who helped push through the state’s cannabis program, joined Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” Thursday night to discuss the ongoing budget process and how the coming week may unfold before the April 1 deadline.

“I should say if they are interested in banning cigarettes, ban them all,” Peoples-Stokes said. “Well, if it’s that important to health and it needs to be done, let’s do it all the way. Don’t just pick one and say this is the one we should try. No, ban all smoking, period.”