Long Island News

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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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  Long Island State Senator Lee Zeldin announced Monday he will challenge Tim Bishop for Congress next year.  The district they are fighting over is one of the most competitive districts in the country.

Cuomo: NY could have a surplus

Oct 3, 2013

  Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York state could have a budget surplus within three years. The positive budget news comes as Cuomo has formed a task force to look at ways to cut taxes.  

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 New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is warning that a prolonged government shut down could depress the state’s already struggling economy. 

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A question on the November ballot will ask New Yorkers if they support an expansion of casino gambling in the state.  A new poll finds the language in that ballot question is written in a way that influences voters to vote yes.

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