(Christopher Robbins) Bills that would expand abortion rights and institute campaign finance reform are likely to die in Albany before the state legislature adjourns on Thursday, thanks to a coalition of Republicans and a handful of Democrats that together control the Senate. "This has been an ugly few weeks here in Albany, and it has shaken the public trust,” Governor Cuomo said yesterday.

The abortion planks of the Women's Equality Act would allow abortions after 24 weeks into a pregnancy if the health of a woman is at risk, and further solidify abortion rights in New York State law. The campaign reform bill would lower contribution limits and establish a public financing system to make the process of running for office more democratic.

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