Issue of the Week

Should Nassau County Abolish Speed Zone Cameras?

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Nassau County has lost about 6% in sales tax revenue compared to last year because of a poor local economy. Local elected officials have approved speed zone camera with $80 fines to help balance the budget. Those in favor of speed zone cameras feel they are necessary to generate revenue. Those against feel they are nothing more than a back door tax and want them decommissioned. Should Nassau County abolish speed zone cameras?

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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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