Legislature adjourns 2018 session

Exterior view of the state Capitol in the morning fog on the opening day of the legislative session on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

The New York Legislature has adjourned for the year without much to show for it.

Posted: Jun 21, 2018 9:43 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Latest on the New York Legislature's final scheduled day of work (all times local):

1:50 a.m.

The New York Legislature has adjourned for the year without much to show for it.

The Senate adjourned early Thursday morning, three hours after the Assembly.

The work ended without a deal to renew the state law authorizing school zone cameras in New York City, meaning the 140 devices now active in the city will have to come down.

Lawmakers also failed to reach a compromise on bills to overhaul teacher evaluations and address school security.

The session's final day was much like the preceding six months. Lawmakers proposed, but did not act, on bills to authorize sports gambling, eliminate cash bail for most offenses and address Albany's chronic corruption problem.

Lawmakers aren't scheduled to reconvene until January, after a new Legislature is elected this November.

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11:20 p.m.

New York lawmakers are ending their 2018 session without much to show for it.

The Assembly adjourned late Wednesday and the Senate planned to quickly follow

The work ended without a deal to renew the state law authorizing school zone cameras in New York City, meaning the 140 devices now active in the city will have to come down.

Lawmakers also failed to reach a compromise on bills to overhaul teacher evaluations and address school security.

The session's final day was much like the preceding six months. Lawmakers proposed, but did not act, on bills to authorize sports gambling, eliminate cash bail for most offenses and address Albany's chronic corruption problem.

Lawmakers aren't scheduled to reconvene until January, after a new Legislature is elected this November.

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9:30 p.m.

Lawmakers in the New York state Legislature are struggling to end their 2018 session, working into the night to reach consensus on several bills before they adjourn for the year.

Members of the Senate and Assembly had hoped to adjourn earlier Wednesday but got hung up on proposals to overhaul teacher evaluations and extend the school zone speed camera program in New York City and Long Island.

Dueling proposals to improve school security also appeared to be failing. GOP lawmakers favor more funds for armed school security, while Democrats want to allow teachers to petition a judge to confiscate firearms from the homes of troubled students.

Lawmakers said they either planned to work late into the night or return next week to finish the session that began in January.

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7 p.m.

Lawmakers in the New York state Legislature are casting their final votes of the 2018 session.

Members of the Senate and Assembly worked Wednesday to strike deals on proposals to overhaul teacher evaluations and extend the school zone speed camera program in New York City and Long Island. They hoped to wrap up the session late Wednesday.

Meanwhile, dueling proposals to address school security appeared to be failing. GOP lawmakers favor more funds for armed school security, while Democrats want to allow teachers to petition a judge to confiscate firearms from the homes of troubled students.

The session began in January.

A number of high-profile proposals to authorize sports betting, eliminate cash bail for most criminal offenses and legalize marijuana never got a vote.

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12:15 a.m.

Lawmakers in the New York state Legislature plan to wrap up the 2018 session.

The Senate and Assembly both plan to adjourn on Wednesday, with final votes expected on bills to expand school zone speed cameras and overhaul teacher evaluations.

Democrats and Republicans are also working on a compromise school security bill; GOP lawmakers favor more funds for armed school security, while Democrats want to allow teachers to petition a judge to confiscate firearms from the homes of troubled students.

The session began in January.

A number of high-profile proposals to authorize sports betting, eliminate cash bail for most criminal offenses and legalize marijuana never got a vote.

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