While Nassau Executive Edward Mangano paints a rosy picture of Nassau County in his annual State of Nassau County report, the Nassau Interim Finance Authority shows a $36 million hole in the 2017 proposed county budget [“Propaganda is in the mail,” Editorial, Dec. 1].

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Taxpayers elect a county executive with the expectation that he or she will balance the budget. We need an executive who knows how to pare government waste, not services that taxpayers depend on.

Linda A. Petrizzi, Oceanside