Issue of the Week

How does your personal financial situation compare to two years ago?

(22 votes)
Vote up!
36.67%
(38 votes)
Vote down!
63.33%
60 votes

Unemployment numbers have improved on Long Island over the last two years, although many are now making less than they were before the recession. The media tells us the economy is doing well, but how are you doing? Thumbs up if your personal financial situation has gotten better compared to two years ago and thumbs down if it has gotten worse.

Nassau County Weather

Broken clouds
  • Broken clouds
  • Temperature: 77 °F
  • Wind: ESE, 11.5 mph
  • Rel. Humidity: 61 %
Reported by La Guardia Airport on:
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:51
Submit Your Idea for a Better, More Efficient Government

Not yet a member? Click here to register and submit your idea.
Nassau County Political Ideas Citizens submit their ideas
Nassau County Government The community discusses and votes ideas thumbs up or down
Nassau County Suggestions The best ideas become popular

Legislature

Transportation

(35 votes)
Vote up!
32.11%
(74 votes)
Vote down!
67.89%
109 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

(42 votes)
Vote up!
39.62%
(64 votes)
Vote down!
60.38%
106 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)
Vote up!
38.58%
(78 votes)
Vote down!
61.42%
127 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

Should Nassau Government Consolidate its Administrators to One Source?

(62 votes)
Vote up!
38.75%
(98 votes)
Vote down!
61.25%
160 votes

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.

Insert "COUNTY NAME" Here ==>

(52 votes)
Vote up!
33.77%
(102 votes)
Vote down!
66.23%
154 votes

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.