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Would you support building a new arena to house the New York Islanders on the 28-acre south parking lot next to Belmont Park?

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The New York Islanders recent move to Brooklyn has left many Long Island residents longing for their return. Those who favor building a new arena believe the vacant 28-acre, state-owned, south parking lot, next to Belmont Park is well-situated near the LIRR and close to major highways. Those against this location feel the Coliseum is already available and the proposed location is better suited as a mixed use development with rental housing. Would you support building a new arena to house the New York Islanders on the 28-acre south parking lot next to Belmont Park?

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Stop Common Core and high stakes testing

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The only ones who benefit are private corporations and it's hurting our children.

Put a suggestion box in every local government agency for employees to submit ideas

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49 votes

Those working day to day in government know where the problems are and how to fix them.

The Town of Oyster Bay needs financial oversight

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103 votes

The economy is strong yet the Town of Oyster Bay is struggling financially and racked with scandal. As NYS Assemblyman Chuck Lavine suggests: a "NIFA" style control board should be put in place.

The NYS Legislature should have passed comprehensive ethics reform.

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Stripping pensions from corrupt elected officials is just a small step. The best time for change is during a crisis and this was a missed opportunity to win back the public's trust.

Civil Service Pensions

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All Civil Service pensions should be based on base pay ONLY - NOT OVERTIME. The practice of working heavy OT in last 3 years of service unfairly jacks up pensions that the taxpayer never gets

Civil servants who perform reserve military duty should not be allowed to collect full pay while on duty. Yes their pay should be subsidized to a max of current salary but NOT TO MAKE MONEY. Civilian reservists do not get this bonus to make a profit