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Albany

Cuomo Re-elected to a Second Term

by Jeff Coltin
Andrew Cuomo

Jeff Coltin, WFUV News

 
Promising to take the state higher than ever before, Andrew Cuomo's been re-elected to a second term as Governor of New York. The Democrat was widely expected to cruise to victory as Cuomo outspent Republican challenger Rob Astorino nearly 10 to 1. In Manhattan last night, Cuomo talked of a unified New York.

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

Disparate Groups Urge NY to Cut Taxes

by Associated Press, Michael Gormley
corporate tax protestor

Michael Fleshman, flickr

   Business groups as well as progressive social service groups told New York officials they must put an end to decades of targeted, often politically fueled tax breaks and, instead, fairly cut taxes to turn around one of the country's worst business climates.

Liu: Legalize Pot to Help NYC Youth

by Jeff Coltin
Bowl of Marijuana

Blind Nomad, flickr

John Liu wants to legalize pot to help the city's youth. The New York City Comptroller and democratic mayoral candidate released a report on Wednesday saying legalizing and taxing marijuana would garner the city more than $400 million each year. He said the extra money could be used to lower tuition at CUNY schools.

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