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Cuomo watch: Pro-business group returns

The Committee to Save New York is back.

The pro-business group that raised millions of dollars and launched a media campaign to help Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo pass a no-tax-hike budget in March is out with another ad. The group's deep pockets were seen as offsetting efforts by the teachers' unions to scuttle the governor's spending plans. The group now is praising the tax-code rewrite enacted by Cuomo and legislators Wednesday. The bill raises taxes on couples who earn more than $2 million annually but cuts them for a broad swath of middle incomes and partly repeals the MTA payroll tax.

Ignoring the tax-hike portion of the bill, the Committee's new campaign touts the legislation as "Lower Taxes for All New Yorkers." -- Yancey Roy

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