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The launch attracted Democrats representing local municipalities, the Nassau County Legislature, and the New York State Assembly. Collectively, they are seeking 12 weeks of paid leave for workers, which would amount to two-thirds of an individual's salary. The contingent did not offer specifics on how the program would be funded, but Cuomo has said his plan would be paid for through deductions from workers’ paychecks of 70 cents, followed by a $1.47 deduction by 2021.

The veteran Long Island Democrat leaves after eight terms in Congress and now the race is on to succeed him.

The Bronx Democrat is the first African American to hold the chamber's top post.

Results of the other 21 Assembly seats on LI were largely predictable.

National Grid has begun to demolish its nearly century-old Glenwood Landing power plant, sparking tax fears.