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In Nassau County, do you prefer a government with fewer services and lower taxes, or more services and higher taxes?

(30 votes)
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33.33%
(60 votes)
Vote down!
66.67%
90 votes

Those who support higher taxes for more services don't mind paying for quality public schools, a well-run police force and well-maintained public parks. Those against feel they can't afford to live here, the tax burden is too high and government has too much inefficiency. Vote thumbs up if you'd support higher taxes and more services and thumbs down if you want to pay less to receive fewer services.

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Legislature

Transgender legal protections

(60 votes)
Vote up!
52.63%
(54 votes)
Vote down!
47.37%
114 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

(63 votes)
Vote up!
53.85%
(54 votes)
Vote down!
46.15%
117 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.

Transportation

(35 votes)
Vote up!
30.7%
(79 votes)
Vote down!
69.3%
114 votes

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.

Nassau Public Schools busing students out of district should coordinate busing with other local school districts

(44 votes)
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39.64%
(67 votes)
Vote down!
60.36%
111 votes

NYS Law requires public school districts pay for busing students out of district within a 15 mile radius of their home school. Schools who own their buses should pick up other students from other districts along the way and split costs 50/50. This would generate revenue and save money for Nassau County Public Schools. AMH

New York and New Jersey should stop poaching companies from each other and wasting tax dollars in the process.

(49 votes)
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37.4%
(82 votes)
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62.6%
131 votes

The net gain in each state is rarely new jobs and valuable tax dollars could go to better use. NY and NJ should working together to use these same tax dollars to bring new jobs to the region. AMH