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Do you think Congress should step in and settle the LIRR labor dispute?

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On July 20th, unless there is an 11th-hour agreement between the MTA and the labor unions, the railroad workers of the LIRR will go on strike. It is estimated that 300,000 daily riders will have to find other means of transportation to get to work. The governor has suggested that this dispute falls under the Railway Labor Act, which is federal law, but New York's Congressional delegation has refused to get involved. Railroad workers have been working without a contract since 2010. Do you think Congress should step in and settle the LIRR labor dispute?

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

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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.

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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

Should Nassau Government Consolidate its Administrators to One Source?

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Look at your detailed General Tax Bill and you will see you're being taxed over and over and over again for the same service, different part of goverment. For example, Nassau County, "X" Town, "Y" Village, and School Taxes.

Mandate a Consolidation of all the administrations to one County run administration. That will get us out of the Red!
Cuomo focused on this recently, citing how many government entities exist. Many countered with the necessities for those structured entities, but the point is that there is way too much redundancy in Nassau’s government administration.

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I was reading the following editorial article { on globest.com } regarding Westchester County and said to myself "why doesn't Nassau take the same plan and just insert Nassau where it says Westchester?"

Nassau is the only local government that I do not see on the market hustling for business and suggesting other factors (affordable housing, tax incentives, etc.) leading to successful economic development.

stand up to the teachers on long island

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school taxes are so out of wack their actually forcing people to move off the island there is no reason that teachers on long island should be paid the kind of money and benefits that they are demanding it's time someone stood up to them and backed them down especially since the children aren't doing any better here than any where else in the country. L.I. teachers are just full of crap, when they a superior education is attained here, so why are test scores so low