Lawmakers make final push

The Assembly returns from its summer recess today to face a full plate of issues for the final six weeks of the legislative year.

In an unusual twist to the end-of-session narrative, the Senate will not return until next Monday because the two houses could not agree on a uniform recess this year.

Democrats have maintained their two-thirds majority in the Senate - which allows them to raise taxes or approve constitutional amendments without GOP votes. But because of vacancies and the timing of special elections to fill them, Assembly Democrats will not regain their supermajority until after the session closes.

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