New York

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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.

Mark Lennihan / AP

The ballot proposition on whether to hold a state constitutional convention was soundly defeated in Tuesday’s election. But a second question of whether to strip pensions from convicted lawmakers was approved.

Alexander F. Yuan / AP

Municipal elections are being held around the region on Tuesday.

In Connecticut, city and town candidates range from mayor to school board.

Voter turnout for off-year municipal elections is typically low, roughly about 30 percent, but Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says this year could be different because of strong interests in some of the races, including mayoral races in New Haven and New Britain.