Issue of the Week

Should Nassau County have Universal Pre-K?

(47 votes)
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70.15%
(20 votes)
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29.85%
67 votes

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio successfully negotiated $300 million in state funds for Universal Pre-K. In contrast, most Nassau County schools have not received the same funding. Those who want early childhood education say it is necessary for children to obtain a positive outcome in life. Those against it think it is a waste of taxpayer money. Should Nassau County have Universal Pre-K?

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Legislature

Do you support the privatization of Nassau County's sewer system?

(63 votes)
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36%
(112 votes)
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64%
175 votes

Nassau County Executive Mangano has come to terms with a private company, United Water, to manage the county's sewer system. The deal touts projected savings of $233 million over 20 years and improvements in environmental protection. Those in support of privatization believe the sewer system will be run more efficiently and save the taxpayers money. Those against point to the privatization of the county bus system operated by NICE and feel bus service has lagged as rates have gone up. Do you support the privatization of Nassau County's sewer system?

Comments

Sewage plant privatization

The county can save even more money by doing it themselves. United would come in and takeover a federally funded renovation, lay off half the people and then run it into the ground while they collect ever increasing exorbitant rates, until finally, the county will have to take back a mess. Google this company. This is what they do. This is horrible for us, only good to make the politicians wallets fatter.

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