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Do you believe enough is being done to combat political corruption on Long Island?

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Last week's arrests of Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto have brought negative national attention to Long Island. To fight corruption, Nassau Democratic Legislators want an Independent Inspector General to oversee the contracting process. Republicans are against it. NYS Democratic Legislators also want term limits, closing of the LLC loophole, a ban on outside income and lower contribution limits. NYS Senate Republicans have blocked these reforms as well. Do you believe enough is being done to combat political corruption on Long Island?

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Do you believe Nassau County's employee wage freeze should be lifted in 2014?

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For the past three years, Nassau County's 7,000-plus employees have had a wage freeze imposed by NIFA (Nassau Interim Finance Authority). The wage freeze was instituted because, in recent years, Nassau County government has had a difficult time balancing its budget. Though Nassau County's sales tax revenue has increased as a result of economic activity due to the cleanup and rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy, county workers' wages have remained frozen. Do you believe the county executive should lift the wage freeze and honor previously negotiated contracts sometime in 2014?


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