Long Island

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New York State Senate Republicans on the Elections Committee cast a vote on closing a campaign finance loophole that has played a role in recent corruption trials of former legislative leaders, but doing so might have doomed the measure for the 2016 session.

Stonewall Inn Considered For National Monument Status

May 10, 2016
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A public meeting was held last night in New York City on whether to make the Stonewall Inn a national monument.

U.S. Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-10) told Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Parks Service Director Jonathan Jarvis that it’s important to recognize that the gay rights movement began at the Stonewall Inn in 1969.

New York Named 13th Worst State For Working Moms

May 9, 2016
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Although women make up about half of the workforce in the United States, they still earn less than their male counterparts. And there are fewer among the ranks of executives. A newly released study suggests New York State is toward the bottom of all states when it comes to conditions for working mothers.

How Does Health Insurance Concentration Affect Prices?

May 9, 2016
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The Affordable Care Act marketplaces have led to new research. One study this month looked at the concentration of hospitals and insurance plans in New York and California.

The research on hospitals is pretty clear: fewer hospitals in a region means higher premiums.

But on a different metric, results varied state to state: the concentration of insurance plans available in a region didn’t have the same impact on insurance prices.

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Tucked along the North Fork coast in Greenport, Widow’s Hole Oyster Farm is part of an aquaculture renaissance on Long Island. Oyster farming is becoming big business and Widow’s Hole has helped usher in new life for the once dying industry.

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