Issue of the Week

Should New York State and the Federal Government spend more money to clean up Long Island's waterways?

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In the last several weeks thousands of fish have been found dead in Riverhead and Flanders Bay. In addition, 100 diamondback terrapins were found dead. There are currently emergency shellfish closures in several places on Long Island's shores. Those for spending more on environmental cleanup believe it is necessary to keep L.I. waterways clean. Those against feel we're already taxed enough. Should New York State and the Federal Government spend more money to clean up Long Island's waterways?

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Legislature

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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