Heroin, Uber, fantasy sports top NY lawmakers’ final agenda

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York state lawmakers are entering the final days of their 2016 session, with big votes possible on measures to combat heroin addiction, allow Uber to expand upstate and regulate daily fantasy sports.

Another item on the to-do list is the renewal of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s control of New York City schools. De Blasio wants a seven-year extension but lawmakers, particularly in the Senate, have concerns.

While polls show corruption remains a top issue to voters, lawmakers have shown little interest in addressing the chronic problem.

Instead, lawmakers are debating measures to combat heroin and opioid abuse, legislation authorizing Uber’s expansion outside of New York City and regulations allowing daily fantasy sports operators like FanDuel and DraftKings to operate within the state.

The Legislature plans to adjourn June 16.

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