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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Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

On Monday U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York called for renewed federal oversight of predatory lenders who target veterans.

Connecticut And New York...Going To Pot?

Nov 12, 2018
Carlos Osorio / AP

Should Connecticut and New York legalize recreational marijuana? Supporters say it could bring in robust revenue that would help to resolve the state’s deficit. But opponents warn against jumping on the marijuana bandwagon. They say there are health implications...safety concerns...insurance costs...and that it just sends the wrong message to young people.

Ron gets to both sides of the argument with today’s guests:

19 Indicted In Drug Bust On Long Island

Nov 9, 2018
Seth Wenig / AP

Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini announced the indictments of 19 people, who he says are members of a major narcotics distribution ring on Long Island and in New York City.

Kevin Hagen / AP

Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart–Cousins, who will become the first woman and African-American woman to lead the New York State Senate come January, said she hopes to take action quickly on long-stalled measures in the Senate. She predicts that by the 2020 presidential election, New Yorker s will finally have early voting.

Suffolk Legislature Passes $3.1 Billion Budget

Nov 8, 2018
Courtesy of the Suffolk County Legislature

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s proposed budget of $3.1 billion has been passed without any changes made by the Legislature.