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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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Legislature

The State of Long Island

(87 vote)
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50.29%
(86 vote)
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49.71%
173 vote

If Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk County) were the 51st State in the Union, we could adequately fund education, pave the roads, and protect and remediate the ground water.

Right now, Long Island taxpayer's send over $3,000,000,000 (Yes, Billion with 9 zeros) to NY State that we don't see back. We have 17% of the Public School Students, yet receive only 12% of the State Aid.

The time is right for us to secede.

Wind Farms of the coast of Montauk

(104 votes)
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63.8%
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36.2%
163 votes

We need more renewable energy and wind farms off of Montauk would create a stable and reliable source of power for Long Island

Public transport

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49.02%
(52 votes)
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102 votes

I've suggested this before, and I'll suggest it again.

We live on a 110 mile 'long' island and we currently only have the LIRR with main railroad lines going east-west bound, with focus on Manhattan. There are a lot of people in between, some of the most densely populated areas in NY and the US for that matter.

Stop Nepotism in School Districts

(93 votes)
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58.49%
(66 votes)
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159 votes

The should be an investigation into the hiring and promotion of relatives of administrators and BOE members on Long Island. This should include all outside contractors. Administrators and BOE members should not be allowed to hire and promote friends and family.

Tax Cap Override should be a 50% not 60% community vote

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108 votes

Why 60%? Seems arbitrary and unfair.