Long Island

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The ballot proposition on whether to hold a state constitutional convention was soundly defeated in Tuesday’s election. But a second question of whether to strip pensions from convicted lawmakers was approved.

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Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini has been elected the new Suffolk County district attorney. He defeated Republican Ray Perini.

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Everything looked fine from the outside when Fran Adelson returned to her house the morning after Sandy hit in October 2012. Then she opened the front door.

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Municipal elections are being held around the region on Tuesday.

In Connecticut, city and town candidates range from mayor to school board.

Voter turnout for off-year municipal elections is typically low, roughly about 30 percent, but Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says this year could be different because of strong interests in some of the races, including mayoral races in New Haven and New Britain.

David Klepper / AP

Governor Cuomo and New York Senator Chuck Schumer are once again warning that New Yorkers will be hurt if the Republican tax overhaul plan in Congress is approved.

Schumer, who is Senate Democratic leader, says while the tax plan has changed from the original version, 71 percent of the deductions that now benefit state residents would be eliminated. The plan would end deductions for state and local income taxes, and cap the property tax deduction at $10,000 a year.  

“The plan will increase taxes on New Yorkers by $16 billion,” Schumer said in a joint conference call with Cuomo.

Cuomo says the plan would undo seven years of work that his administration has done to keep taxes and spending steady in New York.

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