Issue of the Week

Would you support a nationwide law to ban the sale of assault weapons and semi-automatic rifles?

(275 votes)
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53.61%
(238 votes)
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46.39%
513 votes

The horrific mass murder in Las Vegas has re-opened the national debate on gun control. Those in support of a ban on assault weapons and semi-automatic rifles believe there is no good reason for citizens to own guns capable of mass murder. Those against want freedom to own any type of gun, and feel it's a violation of their 2nd Amendment rights. Would you support a nationwide law to ban the sale of assault weapons and semi-automatic rifles?

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Legislature

Economic Development

Bike lanes for all county roads

(23 votes)
Vote up!
38.33%
(37 votes)
Vote down!
61.67%
60 votes

Makes for a healthier community and safer for cyclists.

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

(107 votes)
Vote up!
36.15%
(189 votes)
Vote down!
63.85%
296 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

(158 votes)
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42.25%
(216 votes)
Vote down!
57.75%
374 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

(149 votes)
Vote up!
39.42%
(229 votes)
Vote down!
60.58%
378 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

(237 votes)
Vote up!
42.25%
(324 votes)
Vote down!
57.75%
561 votes

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

Revamp the whole IDA system

(234 votes)
Vote up!
40.07%
(350 votes)
Vote down!
59.93%
584 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

(504 votes)
Vote up!
47.77%
(551 votes)
Vote down!
52.23%
1055 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

(473 votes)
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46.65%
(541 votes)
Vote down!
53.35%
1014 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

(446 votes)
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44.07%
(566 votes)
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55.93%
1012 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...

Make Islip an International Airport

(538 votes)
Vote up!
49.13%
(557 votes)
Vote down!
50.87%
1095 votes

It would stimulate the local economy using existing infrastructure.