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 asks for from the state… not so the case with The Island which is Nassau & Suffolk Counties. 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.
Most proberly there will never be a Constitution amendment allowing Statehood for L.I.so don’t hold your breath. However a push by civic groups may shake up the state to release more money to the Island .