ALBANY, N.Y. — New York lawmakers are set to return to Albany this week for the start of the new legislative session. 

Last year, Democrats who control both legislative houses passed a tsunami of bills long desired by liberals. 

This year, they are set to tackle complicated and weedy topics that failed to pass. 

Big issues are expected to include a looming $6 billion deficit fueled by ballooning Medicaid costs and possible legalization of recreational marijuana. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo kicks things off with his annual State of the State address Wednesday.