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The final countdown on NY's legislative session

Session set to end, Thursday
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Posted at 3:53 PM, Jun 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-15 15:53:10-04

The clock is ticking on New York's Legislature and final negotiations are underway on ethics reforms and the extension of mayoral control in New York City.

Lawmakers on Wednesday hoped to work through a long list of bills before adjourning the session Thursday or Friday.

While talks continue over ethics and Mayor Bill de Blasio's request to renew the policy giving him control of city schools, supporters of other measures are mounting final pushes.

Bills banning toxins from toys, mandating minimum staffing levels for hospital nurses and legalizing daily fantasy sports are among the items facing uncertain fates.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers have already reached agreements on bills to combat heroin addiction, expand breast cancer screening and allow restaurants to sell alcohol before noon on Sundays.