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Should Nassau County Abolish Speed Zone Cameras?

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Nassau County has lost about 6% in sales tax revenue compared to last year because of a poor local economy. Local elected officials have approved speed zone camera with $80 fines to help balance the budget. Those in favor of speed zone cameras feel they are necessary to generate revenue. Those against feel they are nothing more than a back door tax and want them decommissioned. Should Nassau County abolish speed zone cameras?

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Legislature

Transgender legal protections

(67 votes)
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(73 votes)
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140 votes

I believe that an addition to our human rights legislation adding gender identity and expression is necessary to protect our transgender community from abuses in employment, housing and public accommodations. While they have those protections in New York City, Westchester County , and Suffolk County, Nassau County law still allows discrimination.

The County of Opportunity

(76 votes)
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(80 votes)
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51.28%
156 votes

Nassau County needs a new vision. We need a 20 year Economic Plan where the cost of living and doing anything will be on par with the rest of the United States. Everything is cheaper all across the US. I do not understand why our taxes are so high. Our schools are really not that good when you look around the country. They are on-par. Everything is expensive and I don't think Nassau County, and Long Island in general, is the reality of the United States.

Transportation

(45 votes)
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(96 votes)
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141 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

(53 votes)
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136 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.

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152 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