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In Nassau County, do you prefer a government with fewer services and lower taxes, or more services and higher taxes?

(26 votes)
Vote up!
32.5%
(54 votes)
Vote down!
67.5%
80 votes

Those who support higher taxes for more services don't mind paying for quality public schools, a well-run police force and well-maintained public parks. Those against feel they can't afford to live here, the tax burden is too high and government has too much inefficiency. Vote thumbs up if you'd support higher taxes and more services and thumbs down if you want to pay less to receive fewer services.

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Insert "COUNTY NAME" Here ==>

(52 votes)
Vote up!
33.55%
(103 votes)
Vote down!
66.45%
155 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.

stand up to the teachers on long island

(58 votes)
Vote up!
30.37%
(133 votes)
Vote down!
69.63%
191 votes

school taxes are so out of wack their actually forcing people to move off the island there is no reason that teachers on long island should be paid the kind of money and benefits that they are demanding it's time someone stood up to them and backed them down especially since the children aren't doing any better here than any where else in the country. L.I. teachers are just full of crap, when they a superior education is attained here, so why are test scores so low

The State of Long Island

(93 votes)
Vote up!
50.82%
(90 votes)
Vote down!
49.18%
183 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

(113 votes)
Vote up!
62.78%
(67 votes)
Vote down!
37.22%
180 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

(54 votes)
Vote up!
49.09%
(56 votes)
Vote down!
50.91%
110 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.