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Letter: Cut off the Nassau police overtime

A Nassau County police car sits outside of

A Nassau County police car sits outside of the 6th Precinct in Manhasset on Oct. 10, 2011. Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau County can nickel and dime all it wants, but if the county really wants to balance the budget, it has to tackle the elephant in the room [“Nassau budget grows ever worse,” Editorial, Nov. 21].

Nassau is expected to spend $69 million in 2016 for police overtime. That doesn’t even count how much that overtime inflates pensions. Get rid of the overtime!

Get with it, Nassau Interim Finance Authority. Grow a backbone.

Charles Lomino, Plainview


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