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How does your personal financial situation compare to two years ago?

(22 votes)
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60 votes

Unemployment numbers have improved on Long Island over the last two years, although many are now making less than they were before the recession. The media tells us the economy is doing well, but how are you doing? Thumbs up if your personal financial situation has gotten better compared to two years ago and thumbs down if it has gotten worse.

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Legislature

Long Island's Fire Departments should work together when purchasing new equipment

(28 votes)
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73.68%
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26.32%
38 votes

Most fire departments purchase a new vehicle every ten years. With over 150 fire departments on Long Island there could be huge saving on a "fleet" purchase if everyone worked together to purchase a new vehicle. With some fire trucks costing over $500,000 there is a potential for substantial savings.

Long Island should have a full island-wide triathlon to attract tourists

(35 votes)
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54.69%
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45.31%
64 votes

If there are big cash prizes you would pack the hotels and restaurants. Think of the sponsorship opportunities!

LIRR Strike Info for Commuters

(20 votes)
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33.9%
(39 votes)
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66.1%
59 votes

LIRR Strike Information for Commuters (Much of this is from the MTA)

What’s Happening?
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and a coalition of unions representing approximately 5,000 LIRR employees have been unable to come an agreement on a new contract. If a strike occurs Long Island Railroad service will cease for the duration starting on July 20th.
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Transgender legal protections

(57 votes)
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52.29%
(52 votes)
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47.71%
109 votes

I believe that an addition to our human rights legislation adding gender identity and expression is necessary to protect our transgender community from abuses in employment, housing and public accommodations. While they have those protections in New York City, Westchester County , and Suffolk County, Nassau County law still allows discrimination.

The County of Opportunity

(62 votes)
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53.91%
(53 votes)
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46.09%
115 votes

Nassau County needs a new vision. We need a 20 year Economic Plan where the cost of living and doing anything will be on par with the rest of the United States. Everything is cheaper all across the US. I do not understand why our taxes are so high. Our schools are really not that good when you look around the country. They are on-par. Everything is expensive and I don't think Nassau County, and Long Island in general, is the reality of the United States.