ALBANY — With the state Senate’s Democratic conference picking up eight seats in Tuesday’s election, granting them control of the chamber for the first time in almost a decade, they are suddenly in a position to pass a slew of bills that have repeatedly passed the state Assembly and died in the Senate.

Democratic lawmakers will be expected to pass a number of protections — including for labor, women and immigrants, and LGBTQ rights — to form a bulwark against policies coming from President Donald J. Trump’s administration.

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