For the third year in a row, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano’s No-Property Tax Increase Budget was passed by the County Legislature. The budget restricts spending for a second consecutive year while continuing to deliver essential services for residents. Aggressive fiscal management and a continued commitment to spending cuts is evident as County Executive Mangano and the Republican Legislative Caucus have cut over $290 million in spending from Nassau’s budget since 2009.
By the Editorial Board of the South Shore Standard
Originally Posted Sep 27, 2012 on StandardLI.com
Nassau County has the only dysfunctional assessment system of its kind in the United States of America. Governed by a unique New York State law and protected by prior politician’s lack of will to tackle the dysfunction, the assessment system has generated $1.6 billion in debt and a $100 million in errors annually for the last decade. Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, with the support of the Republican Majority Caucus in the Legislature, today ends the accumulation of residential tax assessment debt to save taxpayers $30 million. For the first time in the history of Nassau County, every residential challenge has been corrected prior to finalizing the assessment roll thanks to reforms implemented by County Executive Mangano.
A Letter from New Yorkers for Growth
Dear Friends of Fiscal Sanity,
New Yorkers for Growth applauds Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano in his efforts to end Nassau’s reliance on debt — and for his efforts to begin paying it off.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Police Commissioner Thomas Dale still intend to eliminate 100 costly desk jobs within the police department to help avoid a property tax increase. Mangano’s precinct realignment proposal is expected to be approved by the County Legislature today, however, negotiations continue with police union officials about staffing levels at each new community center.
Joye Brown’s column in Newsday Sunday, October 30th, inaccurately describes the circumstances of the Nassau County Interim Finance Authority’s (NIFA) decision to allow Nassau County to end borrowing in 2015 for tax refunds accumulated over the past decade.
LI Herald – September 29, 2011
By Al D’Amato
It’s no secret that Nassau County is going through a rough fiscal period. The county faces an estimated $310 million deficit in 2012. County Executive Ed Mangano is still paying for the previous administrations’ unaffordable labor contracts, the assessment system is broken and the global recession has hit everyone, including Nassau County.