Long Islanders hope for breakthroughs from Cuomo

Long Islanders are hoping New York State?s new governor will tackle a bevy of old problems.When Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) gives his State of the

WOODBURY - Long Islanders are hoping New York State?s new governor will tackle a bevy of old problems.

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) gives his State of the State address Wednesday, he's expected to reveal plans to begin fixing the state's nearly $10 billion budget deficit. He's also expected to address a main promise of his campaign platform, capping the growth of property taxes at 2 percent.

Cuomo needs the approval of both the state Senate and Assembly to approve the property-tax cap. State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) says he supports the plan and wants to get it done early in the session.

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