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NYS Budget Proposal – LWV Issues of Interest

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By Lisa Scott | President, League of Women Voters of Suffolk County Several weeks ago, NYS Gov. Hochul released a $227 billion budget proposal. It is now being negotiated with the NYS Senate and Assembly,...

Governor’s Proposed State Budget Presents Opportunities For The Long Island Economy

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By Terri Alessi-Miceli How should Long Islanders assess the merits of the $227-billion budget presented earlier this month by Governor Kathy Hochul? Well, one way to look at it is from the perspective of the Long...

The End of Utopia (As We Know It)

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In the not-too-distant future, Long Island will be facing a waste crisis as our last municipal landfill is closing and over 1 million tons of Ash and C&D will now have to find a...

Governor’s Proposed Increase to State Aid is a Real and Refreshing Commitment to Helping...

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By Kevin Toolan, President of the Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers; Chris Philp, President of the Kings Park Teachers Association; and Richard Haase, President of the Half Hollow Hills Teachers Association; on behalf of LongIslandTeachers.org...

This Week Today: National, State, and Local Temperature Checks (2/2/23)

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National National suspicions continue to mount as yet another food production facility goes up in smoke. Hillandale Farms located in Bozrah, Connecticut, caught fire around 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, and was extinguished later...

4 Common Mistakes Made on Life Insurance Beneficiary Designations

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Investing in life insurance is a foundational part of estate planning, and when done right it’s a primary way to say “I love you” to your loved ones after you are gone. The following mistakes...

Local Non-Profit Offers the Option to Choose Life

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January, the month when March for Life comes to life around the country. When people of all backgrounds, religions, sexes, and races join in unity for their belief that life begins at conception. One local...

New Congress, You Must Address Southern Border Crisis

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The placard near the Statue of Liberty reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.” That statement was as true then as...

Albany Dems: It’s About the State, not You

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Albany is home to one of the most corrupt and ineffective legislatures in America. This week, Albany Democrats decided they should also be the highest-paid lawmakers in the Country. A bill to raise lawmaker...

Vote ‘Yes’ on Prop 1

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Long Island undoubtedly has environmental and public health challenges, and on November 8 we have the power to make the change needed to combat these issues. Vote “yes” on New York’s Environmental Bond Act....

What Happened to our Independent Representative?

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For many years, Assemblyman Fred Thiele, while caucusing with the Democrats in Albany, maintained his Independence party registration. Once identifying himself as an independent minded representative, it has become crystal clear that those days...

James Madison (1751-1836): Father of Both the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights

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James Madison was one of our elite Founding Fathers. He composed the first drafts of the Constitution and the amendments that would follow. He advocated for a strong federal government. Under the Articles of...

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