Long Island

Bebeto Matthews / AP

Long Island and New York City are teaming up to try to lure more foreign tourists.

Discover Long Island, the official tourism agency of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, will work with NYC & Company, its New York City counterpart, to lure tourists from Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Australia to Long Island as part of their New York visit.

Two-thirds of Long Island visitors come from the Northeast. Officials want more foreign visitors because they tend to stay longer and spend more money.

Mike Groll / AP

Governor Cuomo says New Yorkers who use the state Thruway will have a bit of a wait before more cashless tolling is installed on the nearly 500-mile tolled portion of the road.

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

On Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., said he will send state troopers into Suffolk County schools to help stamp out the MS-13 gang.

Andrew Harnik / AP

U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., are among 16 Senate Democrats who’ve declared support for Vermont Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” single payer healthcare insurance bill.

John Locher / AP

The state Board of Regents is taking steps to make it easier for teachers to become certified in New York. But the state education commissioner denies that it’s a lessening of requirements.

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