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NY Senate, Assembly lawmakers get down to work

Lawmakers in the New York Legislature have returned to work in Albany, with the speaker of the Democrat-controlled Assembly saying the state is "under attack" from Trump administration policies.

Posted: Jan. 8, 2018 5:00 PM
Updated: Jan. 8, 2018 5:00 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Lawmakers in the New York Legislature have returned to work in Albany, with the speaker of the Democrat-controlled Assembly saying the state is "under attack" from Trump administration policies.

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Members of the Senate and Assembly gaveled into session Monday for the first real day of work in the 2018 legislative session.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, a Bronx Democrat, opened the session in his chamber by outlining the majority's agenda. He said the state was "under attack like never before" from Washington.

Lawmakers convened last week for a largely ceremonial first day of the session that included a state of the state address from Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. They hope to pass a new state budget by April 1 and then complete the rest of their business for the year in late June.

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