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Do Nassau County and NYS Legislators deserve a pay raise?

(40 votes)
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63.3%
109 votes

Nassau County Legislators are paid $39,500 a year and haven't had a raise since 1995. NYS Legislators are paid $79,500 a year and haven't had a raise since 1999. Those for a pay raise say politicians work hard and have earned a pay hike. Those against argue these positions are part-time, and consider these salaries to be fair compensation. Do Nassau County and NYS Legislators deserve a pay raise?

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Legislature

Villages should share road paving costs

(7 votes)
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58.33%
(5 votes)
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41.67%
12 votes

The larger the project the cheaper the cost per mile. Cooperative bids and/or sharing village Department of Public Works Employees, especially with the smaller villages, will save the taxpayers money.

Create a ferry service from the North Shore of Nassau to Manhattan.

(24 votes)
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53.33%
(21 votes)
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46.67%
45 votes

Nassau is the only county in the NY Metro area that is close to Manhattan and doesn't have a ferry system. Port Washington to the east side of mid-town Manhattan would take 35 minutes. Glen Cove to the same location would take 40 minutes. A connection stop at LaGuardia would take additional cars off the road and make for an easy commute.

Speed Zone Cameras Should Have Been Used To Keep The Islanders On Long Island

(19 votes)
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26.39%
(53 votes)
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73.61%
72 votes

The lost sales tax revenue from losing the Islanders isn't coming back. If Nassau was going to use speed zone cameras at least they could have been used to keep the Islanders from leaving!

Voter Tax Credit to Increase Turnout

(19 votes)
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26.76%
(52 votes)
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73.24%
71 votes

Voter turnout in NYS was terrible this year at 33%. To encourage more people to participate how about a $100 NYS tax credit for voting?

STOP!: Out of State Plates; the danger beneath

(47 votes)
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37.01%
(80 votes)
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62.99%
127 votes

Should legislation be introduced to correct lost fees and penalties for the growing # of out of state plates in NY? Take a look around next time you travel the roads; probably more evident in lower income neighborhoods.

Ok, if you're a snowbird, fine, then this topic doesn't apply. I'm concerned about the frequency I'm seeing non-NY plates on LI and what it means, and what should be done about it.