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Speed cameras monitor traffic above a New York City street. (MyFoxNY image) Speed cameras monitor traffic above a New York City street. (MyFoxNY image)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A proposal to authorize scores of new speed cameras for school zones in New York City and Long Island is being touted as a way to protect children while raising much-needed revenue for government coffers.

The initiative will likely be taken up when lawmakers reconvene this month.

Nassau County officials estimate the cameras could raise some $50 million over four years and help pay for the first wage increases for county workers in three years.

The plan is supported by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers who say it's a matter of public safety.

But not everyone likes the idea. Suffolk County resident Chris Garvey says speed cameras are an unfair way for government to raise revenues off the backs of motorists.

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