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Should NIFA vote "yes" to ratify new union agreements that would lift a three-year wage freeze?

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The Nassau Interim Finance Authority (NIFA) will be voting at the end of the month on lifting the wage freeze for Nassau County government employee contracts affecting nearly 8,000 union employees. The new agreements have already been approved by the Nassau County Legislature. The employee contracts have been frozen by NIFA for three years because Nassau has been running severe deficits and could find no way to balance the budget without it. Should NIFA vote "yes" to ratify new union agreements that would lift a three-year wage freeze?

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Legislature

stand up to the teachers on long island

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school taxes are so out of wack their actually forcing people to move off the island there is no reason that teachers on long island should be paid the kind of money and benefits that they are demanding it's time someone stood up to them and backed them down especially since the children aren't doing any better here than any where else in the country. L.I. teachers are just full of crap, when they a superior education is attained here, so why are test scores so low

The State of Long Island

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If Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk County) were the 51st State in the Union, we could adequately fund education, pave the roads, and protect and remediate the ground water.

Right now, Long Island taxpayer's send over $3,000,000,000 (Yes, Billion with 9 zeros) to NY State that we don't see back. We have 17% of the Public School Students, yet receive only 12% of the State Aid.

The time is right for us to secede.

Wind Farms of the coast of Montauk

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We need more renewable energy and wind farms off of Montauk would create a stable and reliable source of power for Long Island

Public transport

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I've suggested this before, and I'll suggest it again.

We live on a 110 mile 'long' island and we currently only have the LIRR with main railroad lines going east-west bound, with focus on Manhattan. There are a lot of people in between, some of the most densely populated areas in NY and the US for that matter.

Stop Nepotism in School Districts

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The should be an investigation into the hiring and promotion of relatives of administrators and BOE members on Long Island. This should include all outside contractors. Administrators and BOE members should not be allowed to hire and promote friends and family.