Letter: Return red-light camera cash

Nassau County presiding officer, Peter Schmitt, arrives at Nassau County presiding officer, Peter Schmitt, arrives at federal court in Central Islip Thursday morning. Schmitt is court for a hearing in contempt charges against him. (May 31, 2012) Photo Credit: James Carbone

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It's outrageous that the Republican majority on the Nassau County Legislature last month redirected red-light camera money from youth and social service programs to the general fund ["Mangano asks groups to lobby Dems on cuts," News, June 6].

Then County Executive Edward Mangano tries to use those groups to lobby the Democrats to allow more borrowing.

Restore the red-light camera money to the original programs. Simple.

The Republicans have to stop their political tricks, especially when they put the most vulnerable in the county at risk.

Florence DeVito, Floral Park

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