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Senate deals with gridlock as session nears end

With 10 days to go before the end of the legislative session, Senate is reportedly at a gridlock.

Posted: Jun. 10, 2018 7:12 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - In New York state government news, the state Senate is beset by gridlock as Republicans hold on to power by the thinnest of margins.

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With one member away on military duty, Republicans are relying on the support of a renegade Democrat to stay in control. But with the chamber split, Democrats are demonstrating they can shut down work when they choose.

The deadlock prevented votes on several bills last week and forced Democrats and Republicans into an uneasy detente.

Meanwhile, sports gambling supporters are making a final push before the session ends in two weeks. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said there isn't time to craft the complicated regulations for sports betting. But others hope to include sports betting in a final session-ending deal.

The current legislative session is scheduled to end on Wednesday, June 20th.

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