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Suffolk County plans to establish a tax credit that lawmakers say will help residents find some property tax relief.

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Connecticut needs to balance its budget. Governor Ned Lamont says 21st century sin taxes could help – among them, taxes on sugary beverages. Lamont says it’ll make the state healthier because soda has been linked to obesity and diabetes. But some worry the taxes would hurt small businesses.

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Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy has called on the IRS to decide whether residents should pay taxes on grants for septic tank upgrades.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says his plan to issue a permanent tax cap at 2 percent and a reduced income tax for middle class families will provide much-needed relief for Long Islanders.

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An education advocacy group says there will be more money available for Long Island public school districts if there is a tax levy increase.