Long Island

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N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo says a key vote on the next installment of the Buffalo Billion project is merely postponed, not canceled, and he denies that he’s feeling “defensive” about the widening federal probe of his administration’s economic development projects.

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School budget votes and school board elections are being held across New York on Tuesday, and the New York State School Boards Association says more schools are seeking to convince voters to override the state’s tax cap.

U.S. House Votes To Halt Sale Of Plum Island

May 17, 2016
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The U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday to stop the sale of Plum Island, the island off of Long Island’s East End originally used as an animal disease lab. The lab is scheduled to move to Kansas around 2020. 

Congress voted to close the lab in 2008 and sell Plum Island off to the highest bidder.

The bill was supported by Connecticut and Long Island’s entire congressional delegation and passed the House after being stuck in committee for nearly a decade.

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With his former top aide facing a federal probe for potential conflicts of interest for consulting work, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) has said twice now that he did not know what the former close associate of the Cuomo family was up to. 

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Six school districts on Long Island have found elevated levels of lead in their drinking water recently, making the poisonous metal much more present than previously suspected.