Long Islanders are already paying some of the highest electricity rates in the nation, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to renew a 2 percent utility tax. The 2 percent tax appears on bills for electricity, gas home heating oil, and propane. In 2009, then-Gov. David Paterson imposed the temporary tax, and Cuomo says he wants to extend it past the 2014 deadline. Some businesses in the area say the tax...

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