What was left out of the NY budget: early voting, Child Victims Act

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ALBANY, N.Y. — Several high-profile proposals didn’t make the cut for New York state’s new budget, but supporters aren’t giving up.

The proposals include measures to authorize advance voting, extend the statute of limitations on child molestation and prohibit cash bail for suspects in misdemeanor and non-violent felonies.

Supporters wanted the proposals included in the state budget passed Saturday. Republicans successfully fought to keep them out.

GOP lawmakers, meanwhile, pushed to include several school security measures that weren’t supported by Democrats.

Both sides will try again to pass the measures before lawmakers adjourn for the year in June.

Prospects for the Democrats may improve later this month after special Senate elections in Westchester County and the Bronx. The contests will fill two Senate vacancies and could tilt control of the chamber to Democrats.

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