Issue of the Week

Should Nassau County lease its sewer system to a private investor for an upfront payment of $1 billion?

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Nassau County is strapped for cash and looking for ways to raise money to close its deficit. The County Executive is once again looking to privatize the sewer system for a one time payment. Supporters believe a private company can run the sewer facility efficiently saving taxpayers money. Those against feel this is backdoor borrowing and rates will go up so a private company gets a return on its investment. Should Nassau County lease its sewer system to a private investor for an upfront payment of $1 billion?

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