Issue of the Week

In Nassau County, do you prefer a government with fewer services and lower taxes, or more services and higher taxes?

(30 votes)
Vote up!
32.97%
(61 votes)
Vote down!
67.03%
91 votes

Those who support higher taxes for more services don't mind paying for quality public schools, a well-run police force and well-maintained public parks. Those against feel they can't afford to live here, the tax burden is too high and government has too much inefficiency. Vote thumbs up if you'd support higher taxes and more services and thumbs down if you want to pay less to receive fewer services.

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Legislature

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

(141 votes)
Vote up!
61.57%
(88 votes)
Vote down!
38.43%
229 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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