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Do you support Governor Cuomo's proposed raises to the minimum wage by the end of 2016?

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Governor Cuomo has proposed raising the minimum wage to $10.50 an hour throughout New York State, and $11.50 an hour in New York City. If enacted, New York State would have the highest minimum wage in the nation. Those in support feel low-wage workers need the boost to survive. Those against feel employers may leave New York, moving businesses and jobs to states with lower wages. Do you support Governor Cuomo's proposed raises to the minimum wage by the end of 2016?

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Remove Red Light and Speed Zone Cameras

(66 votes)
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95 votes

These cameras have nothing to do with safety. In many cases, they have been found to make things less safe. ATS, the private company in Arizona that runs the cameras, gets over 30% of each ticket. The CEO's live in million dollar houses and they contribute big bucks to the politicians. The contracts demand short yellow light times for more revenue (and less safety). You can get a ticket for stopping less than 3 seconds on a right on red, even though there is no law forbidding that. The cameras are money making scams that should be eliminated. Let the police enforce the laws.

Shared Data Center for all Nassau County School Districts

(59 votes)
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88 votes

According to BOCES, there are 56 school districts in Nassau County. If you add up the IT budgets for each, it comes to a sizeable amount, including the costs of purchasing/maintaining new equipment, costs of electricity, and personnel costs to maintain them. Why not consolidate all these data centers into one shared data center? The cost savings could be passed down to the property owners who pay the school taxes.

Reference: http://www.dos.ny.gov/lg/lge/grant.html
http://www.eraseracismny.org/storage/documents/education/ERASE_Racism-lo...

Mandating Community Service

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63 votes

I haven't done much research however, with all the massacre of cops and the growing trend of the population staying glued to the internet, whether it be on their mobile devices or stationary at home or office (due to ISP's supplying our demands with even better and competitive deals!), I believe now is the time to mandate that those unemployed (receiving benefits or not), those not attending school (secondary or university), those not busy enough to be an active participant in community service or any approved volunteering services.

Nassau County should coordinate with all local governments to help municipalities comply with the Governor's Tax Freeze Plan

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78 votes

Each government entity must submit a plan to the NYS Division of Budget by July 31st this year. The plan needs to find 1% savings on the tax levy in each of the next three years. If a local government's plan is compliant that government entity's taxes will remain frozen for the next three years.

Combine Nassau and Suffolk Counties to Create Long Island County

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100 votes

When you tell people where you are from you say Long Island not Nassau or Suffolk. If political leadership truly want efficient government what better way is there then to create Long Island County? There are economies of scale and Long Island County would become a dominant force in Albany to help our community get its fair share.