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Jim Gaughran
Senator for New York’s 5th district. Chair of Committee on Local Government
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Jim Gaughran 1h
LIPA is a runaway authority that has disregarded its duty to ratepayers and taxpayers with reckless tax cert challenges. This litigation sets a dangerous precedent and threatens to devastate LI communities. My bill will provide a vital protection to LIers.
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Jim Gaughran 3h
Replying to @Gaughran4Senate
New York has stepped up and is leading the fight with investments in renewable energy, banning offshore drilling, and more!
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Jim Gaughran 3h
Replying to @Gaughran4Senate
I'm proud to co-sponsor the Climate & Community Protection Act to help reduce dangerous and dirty emissions from cars, buildings and other sources. While the federal government continues to shirk responsibility and divert funding away from protecting our environment;
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Jim Gaughran 3h
Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing Long Island! We need to act now and we need to act boldly if we’re going to stop this devastation.
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Liuba Grechen Shirley 5h
Thank you for you work on this issue, Jim! Proud to call you a friend.
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Jim Gaughran 5h
I also want to give a shoutout to , who last year successfully lobbied the FEC to allow Federal Candidates to allow campaign funds to be used for childcare, inspiring our State Legislation.
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Jim Gaughran 5h
Replying to @NYSenDems
-- that will allow campaign funds to be used for childcare. As fights to make government more representative of the people we represent, this bill will allow countless parents to step up, come forward, and run for office.
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Jim Gaughran 5h
Today, substantial boundaries still exist for working parents looking to run for office. I am proud that this package of bills also makes tremendous advancements -- including landmark legislation by my colleague
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Jim Gaughran May 21
🚨My bill S5122A just UNANIMOUSLY passed the 🚨 This will prevent LIPA from continuing its assault against Long Islanders by attempting to collect past year tax payments. This is essential to protecting taxpayers, schools, and local governments.
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Jim Gaughran May 21
I had the pleasure of honoring Edward Aulman Veteran at . Mr. Aulman has a tireless commitment to the betterment of our community and has worked hard for veterans across Long Island. Thank you Mr. Aulman.
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NY Renews May 21
Thank you Senator for becoming the newest co-sponsor of the Climate & Community Protection Act! remembers Hurricane Sandy – and knows we can't afford inaction on climate any longer. Let's this session!
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Jim Gaughran May 21
Today is for the 2019-2010 school district budgets. I encourage everyone to get out and vote. For more information on your school districts proposed budget and the trustees running, check out this helpful database:
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Jim Gaughran May 20
Congratulations to our newest business - Lemon Shark Poke Restaurant in !
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Jim Gaughran May 20
Replying to @Gaughran4Senate
This bill will close loopholes which have inadvertently excluded volunteer firefighters from the coverage they're entitled to.
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Jim Gaughran May 20
Replying to @Gaughran4Senate
If their department is unable to verify the firefighter's membership eligibility through no fault by the firefighter, we must ensure these brave first responders are still provided comprehensive coverage.
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Jim Gaughran May 20
Replying to @Gaughran4Senate
Volunteer firefighters who contract cancer in the line of duty deserve full benefits and health care protections.
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Jim Gaughran May 20
Today the passed my bill S.4173, Access to Enhanced Cancer Disability Benefits: This bill,will provide clarification on additional information and proof that can be submitted to determine eligibility for volunteer firefighter enhanced cancer disability benefits
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Jim Gaughran May 20
Congratulations to this weekend’s class of 2019 graduates! Thanks and for allowing me to join in your special day. 🎓
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Alessandra Biaggi May 20
Friday 5/24 is the second and will be held in NYC across from City Hall. Workers of all industries and workplaces are welcome to testify, and can sign up by filling out and submitting this form: Your voice matters in this process!
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Jim Gaughran May 18
Over the years buses striking overpasses have become commonplace on Long Island’s parkways. Commercial GPS in charter buses will prevent that and protect riders. That's why I introduced a bill to do just that -- and why I worked tirelessly to pass it.
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