Issue of the Week

Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

(7810 votes)
48.87%
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51.13%
15982 votes

On January 1, 2018, a new Suffolk County law will go into effect, charging a five-cent fee for plastic and paper carryout bags, at a variety of retail stores. Those in support of the fee believe it will protect the environment. Those against view it as a tax that will hurt local businesses. Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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Legislature

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Stop all voter communications by mail from Nassau Legislators 90 days before an election

(672 votes)
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45.13%
(817 votes)
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54.87%
1489 votes

Many of the mail pieces are being used for self promotion at the taxpayer's expense and provide little important information.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano Needs to Resign! Here are 4 reasons why.

(786 votes)
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43.4%
(1025 votes)
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56.6%
1811 votes

4 Reasons Ed Mangano Needs to Resign

With so many indictments and convictions of Long Island public officials, residents have become numb. Sadly, it’s all just business as usual, and we’ve come to accept it. Corrupt politicians hurt our communities in many ways, and it’s got to stop. That’s why I’m calling for Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano to resign.

Every Nassau contract including those under $25,000 should need legislative approval

(1072 votes)
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45.4%
(1289 votes)
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54.6%
2361 votes

Too much taxpayer money being wasted.

Do you support the continued use of tax payer money for legislators to send mailings to residents?

(987 votes)
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43.56%
(1279 votes)
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56.44%
2266 votes

This year budget is set at $1.3M of expense.

The County needs to adopt the Zarb report recommendations

(1103 votes)
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46.4%
(1274 votes)
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53.6%
2377 votes

Residents need to feel corruption is being kept in check and the people come first.
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Nassau should have 6-1 matching donations for candidates just like in NYC.

(1038 votes)
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45.33%
(1252 votes)
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54.67%
2290 votes

The amount of money it would cost Nassau to finance 6-1 matching funds is peanuts compared to the amount saved from pay to play corruption in the current system. NYC is thriving. Nassau is being held back by a corrupt system and going to a similar system to NYC would encourage investment locally.

Checks and balances

(1048 votes)
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45.94%
(1233 votes)
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54.06%
2281 votes

Retiring Nassau County Legis. Fran Becker has introduced a bill that would raise the salaries of all county legislators. How can the legislators create and vote on bills that raise their own salaries? Where is the system of checks and balances? No wonder Nassau County has a budget deficit of $160 million. This practice should be abolished.

Big Time Donors Shouldn't Be Allowed To Recommend Political Appointees

(1068 votes)
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43.95%
(1362 votes)
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56.05%
2430 votes

While not illegal it seems unethical that political donors could recommend who gets the top jobs in government. This whole Hardwick/Melius/Mangano affair doesn't give the people confidence that their best interests are at stake.

Have More Legislature Meetings at Night

(1001 votes)
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42.91%
(1332 votes)
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57.09%
2333 votes

Working people cannot make Legislature meetings during the day. They should have more meetings at night so working people can attend and participate.

REDO THE GOVERNMENT

(1106 votes)
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45.53%
(1323 votes)
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54.47%
2429 votes

Nassau County does not have a coehisive form of government. What we have is an olde English style of Thiefdome. The Sanitation districts answer to no one and are run by "families", the schools are run by Superintendants who rule with iron fists and threats, and you have Towns and Villages who are run by dictators who could care less about the County as a whole. What does the County Executive do? Who is he in charge of besides the Police Department. Certainly not LIPA or any of the the Thiefdomes. NASSAU COUNTY IS A JOKE!!!!