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As issues lobbying and campaign-finance issues continue to simmer at the state Capitol, two watchdogs now are questioning whether pro-Cuomo ads funded by the state Democratic Party violate the lobbying law.

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 The party has bankrolled recent ads that tell New Yorkers to urge their legislators to support parts of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's agenda, including a package of ethics laws and a proposal to provide tax credits to companies that locate on or near State University of New York campuses.

 The AP writes that the ads have triggered a back and forth.