Issue of the Week

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

(1117 votes)
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46.64%
(1278 votes)
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53.36%
2395 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

(449 votes)
Vote up!
35.89%
(802 votes)
Vote down!
64.11%
1251 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

(459 votes)
Vote up!
41.58%
(645 votes)
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58.42%
1104 votes

Makes for a healthier community and safer for cyclists.

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

(458 votes)
Vote up!
43.09%
(605 votes)
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56.91%
1063 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

(512 votes)
Vote up!
44.44%
(640 votes)
Vote down!
55.56%
1152 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

(476 votes)
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42.16%
(653 votes)
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57.84%
1129 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

(565 votes)
Vote up!
44.7%
(699 votes)
Vote down!
55.3%
1264 votes

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

Revamp the whole IDA system

(577 votes)
Vote up!
44.25%
(727 votes)
Vote down!
55.75%
1304 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

(808 votes)
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46.22%
(940 votes)
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53.78%
1748 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

(803 votes)
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47.71%
(880 votes)
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52.29%
1683 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

(724 votes)
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43.75%
(931 votes)
Vote down!
56.25%
1655 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...