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Taxpayer Reform Groups Support Mangano’s Community Policing Plan (COP)

Local taxpayer reform groups are in support of Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano’s proposal to realign the police department and save millions of tax dollars in efficiencies – and they’re urging the County legislature to approve the plan today.

Newsday: Salaries Contributing to Mangano’s Budget Woes

The biggest fiscal challenge facing Nassau County according to Newsday? Contractual union raises coming due to employees, and significantly higher pension and health insurance costs for 2012. These generous contracts and benefits were negotiated by the former County Executive, and pose a $115 million hurdle for Nassau in 2012 alone.

Currently in Nassau, civilian employees earn an average compensation of $121,000 including salary and fringe benefits, while law enforcement earns an average of $180,000 annually in compensation.