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May 25, 2016
"We're hoping that we're able to pass this as revenues can come back to Long Island, can help us. It's the fair thing to do. In the end, taking a tax from the residents of Long Island, of which we get zero benefit from, amounts to something against American principles. It amounts to taxation without representation. We are paying … we are forced to pay money to something for which we get no benefit from. It goes against our principles. We're asking all in the assembly and the senate to be able to correct this wrong," said Assemblymember Ramos, who sponsored a bill that would require revenue in the MTA trust account be paid directly to the chief financial officer of each respective county of the district to defray certain transportation, maintenance, and operation costs. (A-9725).