Long Island News

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Reports from Terry Sheridan, Jay ShahDesiree D'Iorio and the Long Island News Bureau staff, in 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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There are eight fiscally stressed school districts on Long Island. That’s according to a report released Thursday by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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Suffolk County will have to pay back nearly $30 million it borrowed from a fund that was supposed to lower sewer taxes.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority spent nearly $1.3 billion on overtime payments last year. That’s after officials sought to reduce overtime costs with timekeeping upgrades.

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The gun-rights group 2AWNY wants New York public schools to spend more time teaching the Second Amendment in class.

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A new survey of New York voters shows that most people say a new law that eliminates cash bail for certain misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies is bad for the state.