Long Island

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Attorneys general in eight states and the District of Columbia have settled an inquiry into the on-call scheduling policies of several major retailers, resulting in more predictable work schedules for some 50,000 workers.

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On Long Island, 33 organizations that help the homeless have received an early Christmas present thanks to U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.

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Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota has released the special grand jury report on the fatal limousine crash on Long Island’s North Fork that killed four women and injured four others who were on a winery tour in July 2015.

Spota says stretch limousines are protected on their side by metal reinforcements that are used to prevent the body from caving in. The limousine involved in the crash only had one installed.

“The grand jury addressed the lack of regulation over stretch limousine construction. They also addressed, as I have said before, the inadequate traffic light that was at that fatal intersection, and the prohibition of u-turns made by stretch limousines on the roadways of Suffolk County.”

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“Mr. Chairman we have seven votes for Hillary Clinton. Thank you.”

That was Connecticut State Representative Christopher Rosario, a Bridgeport Democrat, announcing the state’s Electoral College vote at a ceremony in the Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Hartford on Monday.

Suffolk Lawmaker Calls For Cap On County Fees

Dec 19, 2016
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Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta has called on lawmakers to support his bill to put a cap on county fees. Trotta calls the fees just a backdoor tax.