Issue of the Week

Should Nassau County reopen the 6th Precinct?

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Four years ago, when several Nassau police precincts were combined as part of a larger effort to save $20 million annually, the 6th Precinct was merged into the 3rd. Advocates to reopen the 6th Precinct believe that, since the merger, there have not been any savings and the community has not been as safe. Acting Nassau Police Chief Thomas Krumpter purports there have been savings and crime is down. Should Nassau County reopen the 6th Precinct?

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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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