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Would you support changing the election cycle for Town and County politicians from two to four years?

(70 votes)
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47.95%
(76 votes)
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52.05%
146 votes

Every two years a majority of Nassau's Town and County elected officials come up for re-election. Those in support of a four-year election cycle believe it would give elected officials a better chance to see initiatives through and save municipalities on the cost of staging frequent elections. Those against feel keeping terms at two years makes office holders more responsive to the community because another election is always right around the corner. Would you support changing the election cycle for Town and County politicians from two to four years?

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Legislature

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

(190 votes)
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54.13%
(161 votes)
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45.87%
351 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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