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Should Nassau County raise its share of property taxes 1.2% in 2016?

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The County is facing a steep budget deficit of $160 million this coming year. In an attempt to close the gap, Nassau County government is suggesting cuts to many programs and services. A partial list of discussed cuts includes youth services, bus services and emergency and fire prevention training. A property tax increase of 1.2% would raise about $12 million in revenue, would cost the average household about $23, and would help preserve services. Those in support of a tax hike believe the cuts will affect the most vulnerable.

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VOTE Tuesday November 3rd!

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Tactical Plan to Get Aggressive Drivers Off the Road

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Looking at some of the school zones where Speed Cams were once operational I notice very often that the few drivers who actually drive as though they realize there is a speed limit are often honked at, cursed at and/or illegally passed at high rates of speed. These zones are "Target Rich" environments. Why not use some "not obvious" unmarked police vehicles to cruise these areas at busy time of day adhering to the speed limit? Based on my observations I am quite sure that this would result in a plethora of multi-point tickets and serve to get some bad guys off the road.

Do you want the NY State Attorney to heavily investigate political corruption in Nassau County?

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From a recent poll (see link below) 54% of LI'ers believe corruption is a "serious problem." Is it time for more serious investigation(s) by the state to investigate and remove politicians that are hurting the people and our economic welfare?

Generate revenue, help small bussiness

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There is an article in NY times about legalizing short-term sleepover web services like airbnb. Jersey city is passing legislation that will do just this. Something similar in long island would be great both for the county to generate revenue from such short term sleepover rentals, as well as for the local businesses. It would help to attract tourists to the area without need for large urban-esque hotels that would take away from the suburban green space look of long island.

Jimmy Ruocco OP SPLASH

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Nitrogen from Bay Park effluent contributes to seaweed growth around Point Lookout Beach

Public Meeting on Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan
Let's rally for Bay Park Ocean Outfall with Denitrification!

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Long Island Regional Planning Council are hosting a public meeting to discuss development of the Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan.