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Dems, GOP trade barbs over validity of 'Women's Equality' ballot signatures

 State Senate campaigns are trading charges over Democrats’ attempt to create an alternate ballot line called the “Women’s Equality Party.”

  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo began the push for the ballot line as a way to contrast his views on abortion and other issues with Republican rival Rob Astorino. Democrats running for legislative offices around the state have circulated petitions to...

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State Senate candidate Adam Haber calls for $5B state surplus to be used for "business hubs"

Democrat Adam Haber, who is running against Sen. Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) for state senate, recently unveiled his proposal for how the state should spend the $5 billion windfall generated from recent bank settlements.

Haber, a restaurant owner and venture capitalist said on Tuesday that the state should use the money to create “business hubs” that would attract startup companies and spur...

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Martins, Haber campaigns spar over 'women's agenda' (UPDATED)

Sparring over a package of bills called the “women’s agenda” continued Thursday, as Republicans released an ad Thursday criticizing Democrat Senate candidate Adam Haber’s stance. The Haber campaign called the ad a “cynical” distortion.

The ad, paid for by the Senate Republican Campaign Committee, knocks Haber for calling for the Legislature to pass all 10 bills in the package -- including...

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