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Should Nassau County fund public education with an income tax instead of a property tax?

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Property taxes in Nassau County are among the highest in the country. There are concerns that Nassau won't be able to keep young families here, or attract new ones, if there isn't some form of property tax relief soon. One idea is to change the current public education funding system by replacing property taxes with an income tax. Those in favor argue it's a more equitable system. Those against feel don't fix what isn't broken. Should Nassau County fund public education with an income tax instead of a property tax?

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Legislature

Long Island needs more charging stations for electric cars

(132 votes)
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352 votes

It's a chicken or the egg thing. In this case if charging stations are ubiquitous then Long Islanders will purchase more electric cars leading to less toxic auto emissions and cleaner air.

Update all antiquated HVAC systems in government buildings through energy performance contracts

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427 votes

The energy savings pay for the upgrade!

Put receptacles in every L.I. pharmacy to collect and recycle expired meds

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437 votes

This way they won't get flushed down the toilet or put into landfills and leech into our aquifers.

$200 Red Light Cameras will drive working families out of Nassau

(204 votes)
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455 votes

The Nassau County Executive has proposed raising ticket fines to $200. This has to be the among the highest red light camera ticket fines in the USA! This incredibly price gouging ticket could be the difference between a family purchasing food or paying rent versus paying a ticket.

Voter Primary Confusion

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I received the usual postcard describing my polling place, mentions primaries 9/13, 10/3 and general election 11/8. I an registered Republican but could not find anywhere on nassauvotes.com whether there is a republican contest for today's 9/13 primary. Took a call to BofE to learn "none". WHY DOESN'T NASSAU B of E WEBSITE LIST CANDIDATES AND BALLOTS TO BETTER INFORM PROSPECTIVE VOTERS?