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Legislative Session in Albany Sputters to the Finish Line

Jun 20, 2018 - The New York Times

ALBANY — An ambivalent governor. A divided Senate. A defiant Assembly.

Add it up, and the stage was set for a meek and unmemorable end of the state’s annual legislative session on Wednesday, as 213 state lawmakers scurried to finish their required time in the Capitol and head for the hustings, where a restive and riled up electorate likely waits in November.

Without significant deadlines pressing the Legislature into action — unlike in March, when lawmakers risk going unpaid if...