ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York lawmakers are set to return to Albany this week for the start of the new legislative session.
Last year, Democrats who control both legislative houses passed a tsunami of bills long desired by liberals.
This year, they are set to tackle complicated and weedy topics that failed to pass. Big issues are expected to include a looming $6 billion deficit fueled by ballooning Medicaid costs and possible legalization of recreational marijuana.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kicks things off with his annual State of the State address Wednesday.