The following is an editorial policy position being taken for the 2020 election being held on November 3rd.

By Richard Murdocco

The benefits of protecting Long Island’s open spaces and drinking water not only transcend geopolitical boundaries, but have an impact far beyond the immediate financial needs of a singular local government. As such, The Foggiest Idea urges Suffolk County voters to vote NO on Proposal #2, which would move so-called “excess funds” from the Drinking Water Protection Program Fund to the Suffolk County Taxpayers Trust Fund, which is a general purpose fund.

By voting NO on November 3rd, county residents would not only protect the sanctity of this critically-needed environmental funding, but preserve the public’s trust in both the referendum process and local government.

To read more about Proposal #2 and it’s broader policy implications, click here.

Photo Credit: Long Island Pine Barrens Society