Capitol Watch: Summer campaigns, session misfires

The Senate and Assembly hope to adjourn for the year on Wednesday. (CNYCentral file photo)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- In New York government news, lawmakers left a lot of unfinished business when they adjourned the 2018 session.

High-profile proposals that didn't get a vote include proposals to authorize sports betting, eliminate cash bail and authorize early voting.

Now that the session is over lawmakers will turn to the fall elections, which Democrats hope will give them control of the state Senate. The governor's race will also heat up as Republican Marc Molinaro, Democrat Cynthia Nixon and ex-Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, an independent, look to spoil Democrat Andrew Cuomo's bid for a third term.

Meanwhile, Cuomo's administration is poised to release a long-awaited report on marijuana legalization. Health Commissioner Howard Zucker says it will recommend legalizing pot -- but he said the details will have to wait on the report.

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