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Do Nassau County and NYS Legislators deserve a pay raise?

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109 votes

Nassau County Legislators are paid $39,500 a year and haven't had a raise since 1995. NYS Legislators are paid $79,500 a year and haven't had a raise since 1999. Those for a pay raise say politicians work hard and have earned a pay hike. Those against argue these positions are part-time, and consider these salaries to be fair compensation. Do Nassau County and NYS Legislators deserve a pay raise?

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Legislature

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

(149 votes)
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249 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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