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Would you support a bridge or tunnel across the Long Island Sound, continuing the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway to Rye NY?

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Newsday calls it the "Idea that wouldn't die," originally proposed by Robert Moses in the 1960s. Those in support believe it would connect Long Island's economy to New England's. It is also a quality of life issue, in that a bridge or tunnel would relieve congestion. Those against say it will disrupt well established communities and be extraordinarily expensive. Would you support a bridge or tunnel across the Long Island Sound, continuing the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway to Rye NY?

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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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