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It's astonishing the lengths to which Nassau and Suffolk counties will go not to raise taxes. Last week, County Executive Edward Mangano announced a proposed no-increase budget for 2013 in Nassau. To the east, County Executive Steve Bellone announced a proposed no-increase-in-the-general fund budget for Suffolk.
But wait a minute.
Mangano's budget raises fees, many of them significantly,...