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Mallay: LIers have the tool to consolidate

on 05.12.11. Categories News, In the Media

Posted on May 10, 2011 in

Long Islanders are less supportive than other New Yorkers when it comes to consolidating local governments. That was one of the findings by the Dyson Foundation, in partnership with the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, in a report released last month.

That sentiment will be used to justify attempts by Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola) and Assemb. Michelle Schimel (D-Great Neck) to weaken a law providing residents a way to consolidate local districts. But when you consider that there are more local governments on Long Island -- and residents pay more in property taxes to these entities -- than anywhere else in New York, it's an odd finding.

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