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Democrats Question NY Gubernatorial Candidate for Work with Media Company

by Associated Press
Rob Astorino at Press Conference.

New York District US Army Corps of Engineers, Flickr

Democrats criticized Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino on Friday over work he does for a national media company, saying it may violate ethics rules in Westchester County, where Astorino is county executive.

   Astorino makes about $30,000 a year advising Townsquare Media on radio station programming. He is a former radio producer who was elected county executive in 2009.

   Mike Morey, spokesman for an anti-Astorino group organized by Westchester Democrats, said the county charter requires the executive to be a full-time staffer.

NYC Tipped Restaurant Workers Call for Increased Sub-Minimum Wage

by Kelsey Schappell

Kelsey Schappell, WFUV

Jose Sanchez works as a delivery man at a Domino's in Upper Manhattan. Today, he was one of about 50 restaurant workers protesting outside of the pizza chain. 

He said he can't survive on tips alone. 

"Many of us have to work two to three jobs just to get by, sacrificing everything, including time with our family,” Sanchez said through a translator.

NY's Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones Intact

by Associated Press, Michael Virtanen
Planned Parenthood Protestors

ProgressOhio, Wikimedia

New York's attorney general told police Thursday that legal buffer zones around abortion clinics are intact in 22 of the state's counties despite the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down the 35-foot protest-free zone outside clinics in Massachusetts

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