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A recently revived idea to build a tunnel from North Shore to Connecticut was among the top issues up for discussion at the Long Island Association’s State of The Region event Friday.
It’s too soon to know what Trump or the incoming Republican Congress will replace Obamacare with, but it’s not too early to discuss what’s at stake: the capability of health care providers and local hospitals to provide adequate coverage for patients, the Island's means of effectively tackling its unremitting heroin epidemic, and the sustainability and future of the region's health care economy overall—which grew by 25,000 jobs since the law was passed, with 218,000 currently employed within the health care industry throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, according to the New York State Department of Labor.
After providing significant analysis of our region’s various maladies for more than a decade, the Rauch Foundation is actively looking to find a new organization to permanently take over publication of the Long Island Index. Without this great source of independent research, Long Islanders could lose valuable insight into the problems our region faces.
The railroad's current two-rail system "prevents the transit-oriented economic and community development that the Coalition believes is essential if Long Island is to be competitive in a 21st-century economy and attractive to the young people we want to live and work here." Begun in 1844, the original premise of the railroad was to create a connection between New York City and Boston, and today is running on the same two tracks built when Long Island’s population was only 50,000.
“The success and longevity of Long Island businesses are so vitally important. 2015 proved that Long Island businesses are committed to remaining in the region, with a substantial increase for economic confidence, which this year received its highest rating since the recession began in 2008.”
There's an enormous gap between the multifamily housing that currently exists and what the Island will need to accommodate all the people who want to live here in the future.
"To all my friends thank you for generosity and support. I will see in the near future.”
It predicts that the Third Track would add 14,000 jobs, $3 billion in personal income, $5.6 billion to our Gross Regional Product, 35,000 new residents, $40 million in additional sales tax revenue and $103 million in added property tax revenue.