Long Island

Thomas Kienzle / AP

The head of the Suffolk County Conservative Party has been convicted of fraud. A federal jury in Islip found Ed Walsh guilty of stealing more than $200,000 in taxpayer funds by lying on his timesheet as a corrections officer for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office.

Mike Groll / AP

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders hope to finalize a state budget before a Friday deadline.

Rachel Ackoff / Bend the Arc

Advocates gathered at several Long Island Rail Road stations on Monday to pressure lawmakers to include a $15 minimum wage in the New York State budget. More than a dozen supporters, including Rachel Ackoff of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, held a press conference at the Hicksville train station.

Karen DeWitt / WSHU News

Lawmakers worked toward a budget deal on Monday as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo indicated he’s making some concessions on the minimum wage.

Walsh Corruption Trial Continues On LI

Mar 28, 2016
Julio Avila / WSHU

The federal corruption trial of Suffolk County Conservative Party Chairman Ed Walsh continues today in East Islip.

FBI agent Ken Hosey is back on the stand after he testified last week that Walsh put in over 160 pay slips for work he did not do while he was a corrections lieutenant for the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office.