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Reports from Terry Sheridan and the Long Island News Bureau staff, a collaboration with Stony Brook University's School of Journalism; WSHU's Charles Lane; and Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio

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Mark Lennihan / AP

Jurors have been chosen in the public corruption trial of Governor Cuomo’s former top aide Joe Percoco and told to report back at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday morning for opening statements.

Nick Ut / AP

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget plan for the 2018-2019 school year includes a 2.3 percent increase in state aid to Long Island schools.

Mark Lennihan / AP

On Monday the first of a series of federal corruption trials begins for several former associates of Governor Cuomo. The proceedings in the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan will focus on bribery and other charges against Governor Cuomo’s former closest aide, Joseph Percoco.

Mark Lennihan / AP

Governor Cuomo says despite the government shutdown, he’s going to try to use state money to keep the Statue of Liberty, which is in a federal park, open. And he says the closure of the statue is a metaphor for what he says President Trump and Congress are doing through their policies on immigration.

“When they try to kick out immigrants, when they try to deport Dreamers, they’re trying to close down the Statue of Liberty,” said Cuomo. “I’m volunteering that the state will pay to keep the Statue of Liberty open.”

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin, R-NY1, has co-sponsored a bill that would pay members of the armed services and federal law enforcement during a government shutdown.

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