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Are you concerned President Trump forcing 46 Obama-era U.S. Attorneys to resign will disrupt ongoing investigations?

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Over the weekend, President Trump asked for the resignations of 46 U.S. Attorneys. Preet Bhahara refused to step down and was fired. Those in support of these actions say past Presidents have done the same thing so fair is fair. Those against are concerned the delay in finding replacements will hurt ongoing investigations, like those against former Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. Are you concerned President Trump forcing 46 Obama-era U.S. Attorneys to resign will disrupt ongoing investigations?

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Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano Needs to Resign! Here are 4 reasons why.

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4 Reasons Ed Mangano Needs to Resign

With so many indictments and convictions of Long Island public officials, residents have become numb. Sadly, it’s all just business as usual, and we’ve come to accept it. Corrupt politicians hurt our communities in many ways, and it’s got to stop. That’s why I’m calling for Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano to resign.

There needs to be a complete overhaul of Nassau County's Assessment System. Here's how.

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How to Fix Nassau's Broken Tax Assessment System
Newsday’s February 2nd expose by Matt Clark, “Mangano’s Overhaul Created $1.7B Property Tax Shift” was well researched and extraordinarily done. It highlights the real estate tax burden shift from the informed and wealthy, to the struggling middle class and the elderly. Far from “fixed,” Mangano’s assessment system is as broken as ever, and those who can least afford it are bearing the burden.

Total lack of transparency and competence.

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I was once a member of the residential assessment reform team for Nassau County and I can tell you that the department is less transparent than ever before. The facts are this: the amount of property taxes paid is solely dependent upon the money needed to cover the impending budgets, while no one seems to care how these assessment numbers are created as long as enough revenue is obtained to cover these expenses. That is why the assessment department and their outside consultants are so willing to give homeowners, close to 85% of those who challenge, a reduction in their individual taxes.

Do you think Donald Trump will be an effective President?

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Lot of divisiveness since the inauguration. Will Trump get the job done?

Government Consolidation/Elimination

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Outside of New York City there are simply too many layers of government in New York. This is especially true on Long Island. You have the County, the Town, the individual villages and countless other smaller entities, namely school districts and various special districts. This is completely unsustainable. Not only is this very expensive; having so many individual, independent governments all with their own elected officials, executives, personnel and the like - it is also very expensive. When I reach out to any of my local governments, I am not greeted with swift and direct action.