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(Wall Street Journal) — After crossing the budget line with remarkable ease with the on-time passage of a $132.5 billion spending plan, Gov. Andrew Cuomo now may have to break a sweat.  A batch of issues that have long simmered in the statehouse—but were moved to the back burner during budget talks —are about to flare.  Some, like a cap on local property taxes and the battle over gay marriage, are among the most high-profile of Mr. Cuomo’s unmet campaign promises. Others, like the debate over rent regulations, are urgent priorities for lawmakers. All of them are converging in the last three months of the legislative session.  In other words, after winning in checkers, Mr. Cuomo is moving on to chess.  Gay advocates and lawmakers say they expect the governor to unveil a same-sex marriage bill sometime this month. The Assembly has voted to legalize gay marriage twice already. The Senate, under Democratic control in 2009, rejected the measure.

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