Is it fair to buy out Sandy-damaged coastal homes?
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has proposed buying homes damaged by Sandy with part of the federal government’s Sandy relief package. Under the plan, $400 million would be set aside to offer owners the pre-storm value of their homes and to provide incentives for entire blocks that decided to sell. The goal is to reduce the cost of damage from future storms and restore the shoreline’s natural barriers. Tell us why you think taxpayer dollars should or shouldn’t be used to encourage homeowners to leave the shore.
Will LIPA’s future repeat it’s past? What can we expect 15 years from now?
A new plan to fix the Long Island Power Authority can make ratepayers feel like they’ve stepped into a time machine. Is the proposal by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo deja vu all over again? Or has he finally found a fix for the problem that have bedeviled the delivery of electricity here for decades?
Newsday’s editorial board supports new tests. Do you?
Students in grades 3-8 will take new, more rigorous standardized tests this week. We think the new tests, which are based on the Common Core Curriculum, are a fair way to assess students — and will lead to higher individuals achievement and better schools. Do you agree?