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Should Nassau County Abolish Speed Zone Cameras?

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Nassau County has lost about 6% in sales tax revenue compared to last year because of a poor local economy. Local elected officials have approved speed zone camera with $80 fines to help balance the budget. Those in favor of speed zone cameras feel they are necessary to generate revenue. Those against feel they are nothing more than a back door tax and want them decommissioned. Should Nassau County abolish speed zone cameras?

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Legislature

Rent out the rooftops of public and private schools to solar energy providers

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With diminished funding available for public and private education all schools should rent out their rooftops to solar energy providers. This green energy source will help drive extra revenue towards education giving taxpayers relief and bring down the cost of Long Island's power generation by providing extra supply. Adam Haber

Pre K

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resources spent in Pre-K Is much more valuable than spent on Advanced Placement classes.

Energy Performance Contracts for Local Governments to Convert Outdoor Lighting to L.E.D.

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There should be a coordinated energy performance contract to convert all outdoor lights on Long Island to L.E.D. While L.E.D. lights are more expensive they last up to 4x as long, require less maintenance, give off less heat and use about half the electricity. In the end they are much cheaper and make a great investment. The lower electrical load would help keep prices down for all consumers during a hot summer. AMH

There should be stronger texting laws to stop texting while driving

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Texting while driving is as bad as drinking while driving.

Nassau Should Have An Annual Food and Wine Festival

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Bring tourism dollars to Nassau by leveraging what Long Island already has. Good food and wine. Include some top named chefs and music. Have it over a weekend at Belmont Park. If you build it, they will come! AMH