Long Island

Mike Groll / AP

Democrats in New York are heartened by what they call a “blue wave” in this week’s election results in the state and the nation.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Northern New Jersey is one of the highest-taxed places in the country. So a tax cut sounds great to a lot of people there. But the House Republican plan being debated this week may actually raise the taxes of many people in the region.

Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor Cuomo, one day after Democratic victories in elections in New York State and the nation, is calling on warring democratic factions in the State Senate to unify.

Bebeto Matthews / AP

Supporters of holding a constitutional convention to fix problems in state government say they are disappointed with the resounding defeat of the measure in Tuesday’s voting, but they say they are not giving up.

Charles Lane / WSHU

Five years later, homeowners on the East Coast are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. Even those with insurance are still struggling to get money to rebuild. That’s because thousands of them were systemically underpaid by their insurance companies. 

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