Issue of the Week

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

(424 votes)
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49.82%
(427 votes)
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50.18%
851 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

Economic Development

All NYS elected officials need to fight the Trump tax plan

(115 votes)
Vote up!
38.46%
(184 votes)
Vote down!
61.54%
299 votes

Losing the ability to deduct local and state taxes from your Federal tax burden will be a crushing blow to Long Islanders. The Long Island Association (LIA) estimates it will cost our community an additional $2.5 billion in taxes.

Bike lanes for all county roads

(160 votes)
Vote up!
41.78%
(223 votes)
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58.22%
383 votes

Makes for a healthier community and safer for cyclists.

The new Belmont Park RFP needs to be an open and transparent process

(181 votes)
Vote up!
39.78%
(274 votes)
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60.22%
455 votes

The land should go to the proposal that shows the best use of the most valuable real estate left to develop on Long Island.

Standardize the permit approval process for businesses throughout Nassau County

(232 votes)
Vote up!
43.2%
(305 votes)
Vote down!
56.8%
537 votes

Time is money and a long approval process discourages investment in our community. It should be simple and easy with the same approval process in every village and town.

Move the Islanders back to the Nassau Coliseum

(218 votes)
Vote up!
40.75%
(317 votes)
Vote down!
59.25%
535 votes

The whole area around the Coliseum will fall apart if a new facility is built at Belmont. The retrofit to expand seating has to be cost effective compared to building a new arena. The Islanders want out of Brooklyn and this is our last chance to get them back.

Bring the Islanders back to the Nassau Coliseum

(292 votes)
Vote up!
41.95%
(404 votes)
Vote down!
58.05%
696 votes

They don't belong in Brooklyn, Belmont or anywhere else.

Revamp the whole IDA system

(304 votes)
Vote up!
41.19%
(434 votes)
Vote down!
58.81%
738 votes

Only way Nassau grows is if they attract new business. IDA tax breaks should only be given to new, out of state, businesses. Shopping malls and car dealerships can't pick up and leave.

Bring back the Islanders

(574 votes)
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47.87%
(625 votes)
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52.13%
1199 votes

They are floundering in Brooklyn. Sell seat licenses to subsidize bringing them back.

NYS needs a central site for posting all available bids and RFP's

(541 votes)
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46.8%
(615 votes)
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53.2%
1156 votes

NYS has 10,500 individual government entities and all their bids and RFP's should be listed, organized by category, on one NYS database for all to see. Greater transparency will create increased participation, leading to better pricing and saving taxpayers money. All bids and RFP's should generate at least two responses to be deemed acceptable. All responses should be listed to show the range of bids. AMH

Start collecting sales tax on Internet companies that are unrestricted and operating locally

(501 votes)
Vote up!
43.87%
(641 votes)
Vote down!
56.13%
1142 votes

Lyft, Uber, VRBO and Airbnb are operating on Long Island and they should be taxed just as local businesses such as taxi, limo, motels and hotels are. This is a major reason sales tax revenue has been weak in Nassau over the last few years. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/22/technology/airbnb-takes-its-case-to-us...