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Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano wants people to know that he is “Making Nassau County More Affordable.”


That’s the message in a flier mailed to 116,000 households recently. Aides to Mangano said it postage was 29 cents for each flier, for a cost to taxpayers of $33,640. The printing was done in-house, they said, at no additional cost.


“It is important that the county executive communicate with the constituents on policies affecting their tax dollars,” Press Secretary Michael Martino said Wednesday.

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Those who want to know about the county executive’s activities at no cost to the taxpayers can take the advice on the flyer and follow Mangano on Facebook, Twitter or the county Web site.


The front of the flier has a picture showing Mangano working at his desk; the second page shows him with Republican ally and Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray talking to residents about storm damage.


Among the things Mangano wanted constituents to know was that he had repealed the home energy tax, “eliminated wasteful spending and reduced the workforce” and was working to fix the property tax assessment system.