No wonder Nassau County is in difficult straits

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Letter to the Editor – Newsday

Does anyone have to question why Nassau County remains in dire financial straits after reading that Kate Murray is leaving her ridiculous $165,000-a-year job as vice president of institutional advancement at Nassau Community College to take a job as a deputy to county clerk Maureen O’Connell for $150,000.

Why is the county paying a deputy clerk that kind of money to “handle important public records and court documents”? Couldn’t nay paralegal do the same for a lot less?

The continued layers of unnecessary government and jobs for friends and cronies have not changed in Nassau County. It is time for voters to streamline the county government by electing officials who will end the system of patronage for friends and family.

Debra Gerrity

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