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Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk County) Should Push For Statehood . The Island as it is referred along with N.Y.C. Pays the lion share of taxes to to state, Nearly all the. Tax & Lotto Revenue comes from Long Island and N.Y.C , While the city gets whatever it askes for from the state… not so the case with The Island. There must have been consensus at some point to have Long Island pays into the state of N.Y. coffers but not get back an equitable share. Basically Long Island that’s Nassau & Suffolk Counties are nothing more then the step child of N.Y. State .Just why the Long Island elected contingent to the state house goes along with the status quo is beyond me.
Most proberly there will never be a Constitution amendment allowing Statehood for L.I.so don’t hold your breath , but a push by civic groups may shake up the state to release more money to the island .