Long Island

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Governor Cuomo’s budget director says 30-day amendments to the governor’s spending plan due out later this week will include an overhaul of the state’s tax code. It will include plans to ease the effects of the loss of the state and local tax deductions in the new federal tax overhaul.

Ted S. Warren / AP

Health officials in Connecticut say the flu epidemic will get worse before it gets better, and they’re taking steps to try to stop the virus from spreading.

Hans Pennink / AP

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced two proposals to help New Yorkers get around the federal tax changes that removed state and local tax deductions from the federal tax code.

Don Ryan / AP

New York has purchased an additional 92 mortgages on Long Island in danger of going into foreclosure in order to keep properties from becoming “zombie homes.”

Rebekah Sherry / WSHU

Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini has created a new law enforcement team that will exclusively investigate and prosecute all crimes committed by gang members in the county.