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Do Nassau County and NYS Legislators deserve a pay raise?

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Nassau County Legislators are paid $39,500 a year and haven't had a raise since 1995. NYS Legislators are paid $79,500 a year and haven't had a raise since 1999. Those for a pay raise say politicians work hard and have earned a pay hike. Those against argue these positions are part-time, and consider these salaries to be fair compensation. Do Nassau County and NYS Legislators deserve a pay raise?

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Legislature

Nassau Should Have An Annual Food and Wine Festival

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150 votes

Bring tourism dollars to Nassau by leveraging what Long Island already has. Good food and wine. Include some top named chefs and music. Have it over a weekend at Belmont Park. If you build it, they will come! AMH

Over 2000 illegals moved to L.I.

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116 votes

Of all the places in the US, the feds decided to move these kids here to L.I., the highest cost of living is in this area, what is wrong with say, New Mexico or Texas? Isn't it enough that we are paying the highest property taxes for schools in the nation that we have to absorb even more? I have nothing against these people, but the feds have no problem bending us over, they can put their pet projects somewhere else where its less costly...

All Local Governments Should Look to Refinance Outstanding Debt

(59 votes)
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93 votes

With over 300 different government entities on Long Island every single one should be examined to see if they can refinance outstanding bonds.
AMH

Long Island's Fire Departments should work together when purchasing new equipment

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152 votes

Most fire departments purchase a new vehicle every ten years. With over 150 fire departments on Long Island there could be huge saving on a "fleet" purchase if everyone worked together to purchase a new vehicle. With some fire trucks costing over $500,000 there is a potential for substantial savings.

Long Island should have a full island-wide triathlon to attract tourists

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139 votes

If there are big cash prizes you would pack the hotels and restaurants. Think of the sponsorship opportunities!