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Sen. Eric Schneiderman (D-Manhattan) counts heavily on a New York City and labor-union base in running for attorney general.

On highly-touted Long Island issues, he voted last week, in the closing hours of the legislative session, against both a property-tax cap pushed by Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington) and a State University of New York pilot "empowerment" program backed by Sen. Brian Foley (D-Blue Point).

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A spokesman said Friday that Schneiderman champions income-based property-tax relief -- the "circuit breaker" plan that's been pushed by the Working Families Party and Assembly Democrats -- and a SUNY plan “that shields students with limited economic resources from tuition increases.”