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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Charles Lane / WSHU

In the town of Islip, New York, voting is done at-large, which means there aren't any districts. The whole town, which is primarily white, votes for all the elected officials together, making it difficult for Latino voters to get representation in city government. So, they're suing.

Courtesy of campaigns for Jessica Ramos and Alessandra Biaggi

Primary challengers to a group of former breakaway Democrats in the state Senate have been gaining momentum lately, at least when it comes to campaign endorsements. Many are encouraged by the June upset win of primary challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to longtime Queens Congressman Joe Crowley.

Mike Groll / AP

New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says local governments can raise property taxes by no more than two percent next year. But inflation is running higher than two percent, and municipalities face the potential threat of cuts in federal funding too.

Seth Wenig / AP

Closing arguments have begun in the federal corruption retrial of former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam.  

Mike Groll / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Cuomo is upping the stakes in his disagreement with Republicans on the state and federal level over the right to choose abortion, now that President Trump has announced his choice of conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Cuomo now says he’ll sue the federal government if the court overturns Roe v. Wade.

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