Issue of the Week

How does your personal financial situation compare to two years ago?

(22 votes)
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36.67%
(38 votes)
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63.33%
60 votes

Unemployment numbers have improved on Long Island over the last two years, although many are now making less than they were before the recession. The media tells us the economy is doing well, but how are you doing? Thumbs up if your personal financial situation has gotten better compared to two years ago and thumbs down if it has gotten worse.

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Legislature

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

(138 votes)
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61.06%
(88 votes)
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38.94%
226 votes

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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