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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

There should be stronger texting laws to stop texting while driving

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108 votes

Texting while driving is as bad as drinking while driving.

Nassau Should Have An Annual Food and Wine Festival

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128 votes

Bring tourism dollars to Nassau by leveraging what Long Island already has. Good food and wine. Include some top named chefs and music. Have it over a weekend at Belmont Park. If you build it, they will come! AMH

Over 2000 illegals moved to L.I.

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Of all the places in the US, the feds decided to move these kids here to L.I., the highest cost of living is in this area, what is wrong with say, New Mexico or Texas? Isn't it enough that we are paying the highest property taxes for schools in the nation that we have to absorb even more? I have nothing against these people, but the feds have no problem bending us over, they can put their pet projects somewhere else where its less costly...

All Local Governments Should Look to Refinance Outstanding Debt

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With over 300 different government entities on Long Island every single one should be examined to see if they can refinance outstanding bonds.
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Long Island's Fire Departments should work together when purchasing new equipment

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Most fire departments purchase a new vehicle every ten years. With over 150 fire departments on Long Island there could be huge saving on a "fleet" purchase if everyone worked together to purchase a new vehicle. With some fire trucks costing over $500,000 there is a potential for substantial savings.