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Do you believe speed cameras in Nassau County public school zones are more about public safety or revenue generation?

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Each violation of the speed limit of 10 miles per hour or more will result in a $50 fine. The cameras will operate from an hour before school begins to an hour after school ends and a few are already operational for summer school. They will also be on 30 minutes before, during and after other school events. Do you believe speed cameras in Nassau County public school zones are more about public safety or revenue generation? Vote thumbs up if you believe it's about public safety or thumbs down if you think it's about revenue generation.

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The State of Long Island

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179 votes

If Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk County) were the 51st State in the Union, we could adequately fund education, pave the roads, and protect and remediate the ground water.

Right now, Long Island taxpayer's send over $3,000,000,000 (Yes, Billion with 9 zeros) to NY State that we don't see back. We have 17% of the Public School Students, yet receive only 12% of the State Aid.

The time is right for us to secede.

Wind Farms of the coast of Montauk

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170 votes

We need more renewable energy and wind farms off of Montauk would create a stable and reliable source of power for Long Island

Public transport

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106 votes

I've suggested this before, and I'll suggest it again.

We live on a 110 mile 'long' island and we currently only have the LIRR with main railroad lines going east-west bound, with focus on Manhattan. There are a lot of people in between, some of the most densely populated areas in NY and the US for that matter.

Stop Nepotism in School Districts

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The should be an investigation into the hiring and promotion of relatives of administrators and BOE members on Long Island. This should include all outside contractors. Administrators and BOE members should not be allowed to hire and promote friends and family.

Tax Cap Override should be a 50% not 60% community vote

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112 votes

Why 60%? Seems arbitrary and unfair.