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.

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