Long Island needs real economic development, not expansion of the state’s addiction to predatory gambling revenue [“Relief at casino site shift,” News, Jan. 29].

Where is our state’s acknowledgment of the liabilities of gambling expansion? Where is our state’s outrage over the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty, which will surely facilitate a devastating departure of factories, jobs and tax revenue?

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Going after casino revenue while remaining silent on the TPP are twin acknowledgments of failed economic policy. We deserve better.

Mary Helen Crump, Lindenhurst

Editor’s note: The writer is a member of Medford Taxpayer and Civic Association and Stop Predatory Gambling, an advocacy group.