Capitol Watch: What's left as lawmakers work to adjourn

In New York state government news, lawmakers are wrapping up the 2018 session with a long list of measures still up for debate.

Posted: Jun 17, 2018 7:18 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - In New York state government news, lawmakers are wrapping up the 2018 session with a long list of measures still up for debate.

Proposals to authorize and regulate sports betting at casinos and on mobile devices are a top issue. Casino owners are urging lawmakers to act soon to catch up to states like New Jersey, which began offering wagers on athletic events Thursday.

On school safety, Republicans want more armed school security guards while Democrats favor allowing teachers and parents to ask a judge to confiscate firearms from the homes of troubled students.

Bills to overhaul teacher evaluations, eliminate cash bail in most criminal cases and extend the statute of limitations for child molestation will also get a final push.

The Senate and Assembly are scheduled to adjourn Wednesday.

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