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"Special Statement" ...Another night of below zero cold inland and below zero wind chills throughout tonight... As temperatures tonight fall back to below zero well inland and into the single digits most elsewhere, wind chills will remain at least a few degrees colder as brisk northwest winds take some time to diminish. Wind chills will be mostly 5 to 10 below zero, but may reach 15 below in a few inland spots, mainly in the higher elevations. Temperatures and wind chills will both moderate by Tuesday afternoon as the core of the Arctic air mass bringing US this cold begins to slide east. Make sure to bundle up and wear a hat and gloves if heading outdoors tonight into Tuesday morning. 454 PM EST Mon Jan 21 2019 ...Another night of below zero cold inland and below zero wind chills throughout tonight... As temperatures tonight fall back to below zero well inland and into the single digits most elsewhere, wind chills will remain at least a few degrees colder as brisk northwest winds take some time to diminish. Wind chills will be mostly 5 to 10 below zero, but may reach 15 below in a few inland spots, mainly in the higher elevations. Temperatures and wind chills will both moderate by Tuesday afternoon as the core of the Arctic air mass bringing US this cold begins to slide east. Make sure to bundle up and wear a hat and gloves if heading outdoors tonight into Tuesday morning. 422 PM EST Mon Jan 21 2019 ...Another night of below zero cold inland and below zero wind chills throughout tonight... As temperatures tonight fall back to below zero well inland and into the single digits most elsewhere, wind chills will remain at least a few degrees colder as brisk northwest winds take some time to diminish. Wind shills will be mostly 5 to 50 below zero, but may reach 15 below in a few inland spots, mainly in the higher elevations. Temperatures and wind chills will both moderate by Tuesday afternoon as the core of the Arctic air mass bringing US this cold begins to slide east. Make sure to bundle up and wear a hat and gloves if heading outdoors tonight into Tuesday morning. 422 PM EST Mon Jan 21 2019 ...Another night of below zero cold inland and below zero wind chills throughout tonight... As temperatures tonight fall back to below zero well inland and into the single digits most elsewhere, wind chills will remain at least a few degrees colder as brisk northwest winds take some time to diminish. Wind shills will be mostly 5 to 50 below zero, but may reach 15 below in a few inland spots, mainly in the higher elevations. Temperatures and wind chills will both moderate by Tuesday afternoon as the core of the Arctic air mass bringing US this cold begins to slide east. Make sure to bundle up and wear a hat and gloves if heading outdoors tonight into Tuesday morning. -- Monday Jan.21 19,10:49 PM

Assemblyman Ra Pushes for More Funding for Early Education on Long Island

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Ra: "The early years of a child’s life can be the most pivotal in their development."

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Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) attended the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Elementary and Secondary Education on January 31 to discuss the expansion to support Pre-K on Long Island.

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Long Island, NY - February 1, 2018 - Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) attended the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Elementary and Secondary Education on Wednesday, January 31 where school funding was discussed. Ra questioned State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia about the expansion of support for Pre-K on Long Island.
 
“The early years of a child’s life can be the most pivotal in their development,” said Ra. “In New York City, all four-year-olds have access to publicly funded Pre-K programs, while on Long Island, a majority don’t due to the lack of funding for the region. While Pre-K is not required in New York, all parents should have the option to send their children to an early learning program and not have to pay an exorbitant amount to do so. The cost of living on Long Island is high enough already, it is not fair that families are forced to pay out-of-pocket or placed on waiting lists for programs which are publicly funded elsewhere. These children deserve the same attention and chances as children in areas where publicly funded programs are readily available.”
 
Assemblyman Ra represents the 19th Assembly District.