Issue of the Week

Do you think NYS legislators will follow through on their promise of ethics reform?

(68 votes)
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27.2%
(182 votes)
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72.8%
250 votes

Ethics reform was a top issue during the 2016 campaign season, yet we are in the second month of the legislative session and nothing has changed. Restricting outside income, enacting term limits and closing the LLC loophole were initiatives discussed to mitigate the culture of corruption in Albany. The political sense of urgency for change seems to have passed since Election Day. Do you think NYS legislators will follow through on their promise of ethics reform?

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Legislature

The County of Opportunity

(425 votes)
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44.93%
(521 votes)
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55.07%
946 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. We need to redefine who is a Long Islander, and go back to the days when hard work is rewarded and honest people who want to raise their families in a non-competitive atmosphere can live and thrive.

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the county of opportunity

Maybe if we get past NIMBY and adjust to the current economic reality we can become more like what the proposition asks. But if we continue to stop every attempt to build rental units and lower cost housing, we will continue to drive away younger wage earners who cannot afford single family dwellings. And we'll all retire and age out in our homes assuming we aren't forced to move because we can't afford them in retirement. If we want young wage earners to help foot the bills, we had better provide housing they can afford to stay here. The Long Island we grew up on isn't here any more, and it isn't coming back.

Exactly!

You said it exactly as I would have! Not in my backyard has destroyed Long Island and we need a politician who can do something radical. But I think unfortunately Long Island is lost.

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