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Do you believe New York State elected officials will enact meaningful Ethics Reform before the end of their 2016 Legislative Session?

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85 votes

The New York State (NYS) Legislative Session ends on June 16. Though several NYS Assembly and Senate officials have been convicted of crimes, current legislators have failed to create any new laws to mitigate corruption. Closing campaign finance loopholes, limiting outside income and stripping convicted legislators of their pensions are some of the items being discussed. Do you believe NYS elected officials will enact meaningful Ethics Reform before the end of their 2016 Legislative Session?

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Legislature

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

(192 votes)
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(166 votes)
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46.37%
358 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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