Laura Curran, Jack Martins issue Nassau budget proposals

Newsday

Nearly seven years after a state oversight board took over Nassau’s finances because of a multimillion-dollar budget deficit and a credit downgrade, county executive candidates Jack Martins and Laura Curran say it’s time for elected officials to take control of Nassau’s fiscal future.

Martins, a former Republican state senator from Old Westbury, and Curran, a Democratic county legislator from Baldwin, have introduced proposals to cut Nassau’s $3 billion debt, reduce its projected $55 million budget deficit for 2017 and repair its broken tax assessment system.

The goal, they say, is to end the control period the Nassau Interim Finance Authority imposed in 2011.

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