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Should NYS Government's 2% property tax cap also apply to fees and fines?

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There is currently a property tax cap set at 2% or the rate of inflation, whichever is less. Some local governments such as Nassau County have circumvented the property tax cap by raising fees and adding speed zone cameras. Without this additional revenue Nassau County would be unable to balance its budget. Should NYS Government's 2% property tax cap also apply to fees and fines?

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Legislature

Transportation

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I've had enough living in Nassau County. Look around the country and see the progressive neighborhoods all across this country, and you'll see that Nassau County is a disgrace. That's why on Thursday, I'm packing up and heading west.
Our police make arbitrary stops on the road and they make law abiding people weary of them. I apparently went 40 on a 30 mph road just going with the flow of traffic and was pulled over. My respect for the over paid cops has gone down so much. They should be ashamed of themselves. Also, the LIRR employees get tremendous pay raises while they steal copper and are very corrupt.
I'm 24 years old, and I hope that when I come back in 20 years, Long Island will have a network of light rails and alternative transportation, and the police will not be so nasty and we give more to the fire departments who rely on volunteers.
The amount of money tossed around in Nassau County and Long Island in general makes me sick. Get off your high horse and do something radical to change Long Island because thousands of kids are leaving Long Island for good. See you in 20 years...

Comments

I love it here and am willing

I love it here and am willing to fight for it. While Nassau has its issues it is a wonderful place and we need to work together to make it better. That is the reason I created this website! AMH

AMH5500

Thank you

Thank you for fighting for Nassau County! Young people, as well as older people want to be able to walk to places and have a downtown, be trendy and have affordable housing. I really urge you to try something radical. There is a lot of push back to any change, but I guarantee that if you got recent college graduates and the seniors on long island, from all races and economic classes, they would both say that its very hard to get around long island.

Thank you for fighting for Nassau. If the conditions in Nassau were better, I would stay. But I can't afford it and need a good paying job, as well as an affordable way to live.

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