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Should Nassau County raise its share of property taxes 1.2% in 2016?

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The County is facing a steep budget deficit of $160 million this coming year. In an attempt to close the gap, Nassau County government is suggesting cuts to many programs and services. A partial list of discussed cuts includes youth services, bus services and emergency and fire prevention training. A property tax increase of 1.2% would raise about $12 million in revenue, would cost the average household about $23, and would help preserve services. Those in support of a tax hike believe the cuts will affect the most vulnerable.

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Incentivize County Employees to make money savings suggestions like Columbia County NY

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Columbia County NY gives $50-$500 to public employees if they come up with money saving ideas. Simple to implement and a great way to have employees partake in pride of ownership of their institutional knowledge: See link for their program rules:

Nassau's libraries should add items for loan outside of books

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Around the country items such as snowshoes, fishing rods and musical instruments can be borrowed from a library. It's a great way to keep libraries an active part of the community. Here is a NY Times article about this topic:

Long Island officials should focus on tourism to help expand the tax base

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It's the easiest and quickest way to expand sales tax revenue so desperately needed to run local government. Lets showcase the best Long Island has to offer and help our local economy! AMH

Term Limits for NYS Legislators, Governor and Others Is Needed

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Political corruption of elected State officials is the most essential problem, not state aid to education. This could be most effectively remedied by a NYS Constitutional Amendment barring the election of any state official and legislators for more than two term. The recent scandals of our State Senators are most illustrative.


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Sell all of LIPA to a private company to lower prices and improve service.
We shouldn't have to live with government inefficiencies any more.