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New York City Mayor de Blasio’s Budget One of Many Issues Facing Returning State Legislators

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, center, walks through the War Room to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office at the Capitol with press secretary Michael Whyland, left, and Counsel to the Speaker Jim Yates on Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, center, walks through the War Room to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office at the Capitol with press secretary Michael Whyland, left, and Counsel to the Speaker Jim Yates on Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

ALBANY, N.Y.—New York City and its mayor have a lot riding on the last two months of the legislative session as lawmakers return to Albany...


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