From the Morning Memo:

The new year is so 2016.

Or, that’s what advocates for unresolved measures from the previous year certainly hope for in 2017.

Consider issues like the Child Victims Act, a bill that would make it easier for the survivors of childhood sexual abuse to file lawsuits.

Advocates for that bill — including Greene County businessman Gary Greenberg who bankrolled an effort to elect lawmakers friendly to that issue — are rally on Wednesday at the Capitol for the legislation. The rally will take place at 10:30, just outside of the Senate chambers.

“The IDC has pledged support, Gov. Cuomo has pledged support,” Greenberg said in a statement. “But we need to remind our elected officials that this isn’t about politics, it isn’t about parties, it’s about protecting children, not predators.”

The Child Victims Act stalled in the Legislature last year.

Other issues, too, are almost certainly to be revived in the coming legislative session, including the push to expand ride hailing apps like Lyft and Uber outside of New York City. Both sides of the ride-hailing debate have deep pockets, guaranteeing yet another high-stakes debate over the bill, which could have been part of a potential special session last month.

And then there was Cuomo’s 11th hour veto of a bill that would required the state to reimburse county governments for the cost of indigent legal services.

The bill had been backed by a range of advocacy groups and had bipartisan backing in the Legislature. Cuomo blocked the measure from becoming law, however, citing the cost and the lack of a method for paying for the reimbursement.

Like ride hailing, the indigent legal defense measure could have been on the menu for the special session that never materialized.

Both the governor and lawmakers have signaled they want to keep the issue an open one in 2017.

But ultimately, it’s Cuomo himself who drives the agenda in Albany, though this month that will take on a more local flavor as he splits the State of the State into six separate events around the state to tout regional efforts.

Another factor this year is the increasingly sour attitude lawmakers have to Cuomo, however, and the increasing willingness to criticism him in public, on the record and challenge his policies.