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Do you think Congress should step in and settle the LIRR labor dispute?

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On July 20th, unless there is an 11th-hour agreement between the MTA and the labor unions, the railroad workers of the LIRR will go on strike. It is estimated that 300,000 daily riders will have to find other means of transportation to get to work. The governor has suggested that this dispute falls under the Railway Labor Act, which is federal law, but New York's Congressional delegation has refused to get involved. Railroad workers have been working without a contract since 2010. Do you think Congress should step in and settle the LIRR labor dispute?

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Long Island should have a full island-wide triathlon to attract tourists

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If there are big cash prizes you would pack the hotels and restaurants. Think of the sponsorship opportunities!

LIRR Strike Info for Commuters

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LIRR Strike Information for Commuters (Much of this is from the MTA)

What’s Happening?
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and a coalition of unions representing approximately 5,000 LIRR employees have been unable to come an agreement on a new contract. If a strike occurs Long Island Railroad service will cease for the duration starting on July 20th.
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Transgender legal protections

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I believe that an addition to our human rights legislation adding gender identity and expression is necessary to protect our transgender community from abuses in employment, housing and public accommodations. While they have those protections in New York City, Westchester County , and Suffolk County, Nassau County law still allows discrimination.

The County of Opportunity

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Nassau County needs a new vision. We need a 20 year Economic Plan where the cost of living and doing anything will be on par with the rest of the United States. Everything is cheaper all across the US. I do not understand why our taxes are so high. Our schools are really not that good when you look around the country. They are on-par. Everything is expensive and I don't think Nassau County, and Long Island in general, is the reality of the United States.

Transportation

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I've had enough living in Nassau County. Look around the country and see the progressive neighborhoods all across this country, and you'll see that Nassau County is a disgrace. That's why on Thursday, I'm packing up and heading west.