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05/05/16 12:00pm
05/05/2016 12:00 PM

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The last time the issue of making Long Island a separate state was raised, the thought was parodied on The Daily Show, one of the nation’s most-watched late-night TV programs.

But that doesn’t mean the issue is going away. READ

04/09/16 9:00am
04/09/2016 9:00 AM

Nearly 25 years ago, Suffolk County imposed a tax of 0.75 percent on the owners of hotels and motels, with the proceeds earmarked to benefit a variety of organizations. That tax was later quadrupled to 3 percent and, more recently, an effort has been launched to collect the same tax from homeowners who rent out their properties on a short-term basis. READ