This is an updated version of a story originally posted on June 18.

A bill allowing New York City to award up to $3 million in tax credits to early-stage biotechnology companies that promise to relocate to, or expand within, the Big Apple passed the the state Assembly unanimously on Wednesday.

However, the bill's fate was left in limbo in the state Senate, where a week-old stalemate over leadership is poised to halt progress on that and other pending legislation.

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