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Cuomo Challenger Fighting to Stay on the Ballot

Zephyr Teachout to defend her residency in Brooklyn Supreme Court
Law professor Zephyr Teachout will head to court to defend her campaign to unseat Gov. Andrew Cuomo against claims that she hasn't lived in New York long enough to be on next month's Democratic Primary ballot.

NY's Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones Intact

AG Schneiderman says Supreme Court decision was "narrowly targeted."

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

Groups are calling for broad tax cuts, rather than those for film industry, other industries.

   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

The City Comptroller and Mayoral Candidate says it'll save over $400 Million.

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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