Long Island News

A home in Riverhead, N.Y. on the north shore of Long Island.
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Reports from Terry Sheridan, Jay ShahJill Ryan 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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Steven Senne / AP

The chance to include the legalization of adult recreational marijuana in the state budget is fading, now that Governor Andrew Cuomo seems to be backing away from the proposal.

Gene J. Puskar / AP

Gambling casino companies are pressing Governor Cuomo and the legislature to allow them to open gaming centers in New York City as part of the new state budget. There are a number of obstacles to overcome, but the proposal may seem tempting to lawmakers, who are strapped for cash this year.

Eric Risberg / AP

Nearly 1.1 billion fewer plastic bags were used in Suffolk County last year after lawmakers passed a bag fee. That's according to a county Health Services report.

Cliff Owen / AP

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are not satisfied with Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The Democrats say they want Barr to make the entire Mueller report public.

Elaine Thompson / AP

With less than a week to go to the budget deadline, Governor Andrew Cuomo says talks are proceeding in “good faith” with the legislature, but he says many differences still remain. And he indicated that lingering resentments over the failed Amazon deal might be coloring the discussions.