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Should redistricting be conducted by an impartial third party to ensure fair electoral district boundaries?

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Every ten years, the political party in power on all levels of government — town, county, state and federal — uses Census data to redraw election district boundaries. This practice, known as "redistricting," is used to help maintain party power. Some feel this is the right of the winning party. Others feel this represents the party and not the people. Should redistricting be conducted by an impartial third party to ensure fair electoral district boundaries?

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I was reading the following editorial article { on } regarding Westchester County and said to myself "why doesn't Nassau take the same plan and just insert Nassau where it says Westchester?"

Nassau is the only local government that I do not see on the market hustling for business and suggesting other factors (affordable housing, tax incentives, etc.) leading to successful economic development.

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.