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

(423 votes)
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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

Other Ideas

Stop the Proliferation of Political Signs

(124 votes)
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51.88%
(115 votes)
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48.12%
239 votes

This suggestion was posted to the NassauSuggestionBox.com Facebook page:
Here is a suggestion which would improve quality of life in Nassau County:
I understand political signs are a form of free speech and therefore are protected by the 1st Amendment but i think there are a number of viable options to better deal with them:
1) both parties agree not to do them and they invest the money elsewhere in their campaigns

Sanitation Workers

(99 votes)
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45.83%
(117 votes)
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54.17%
216 votes

Raise the benefits for all sanitation workers. They work harder then any one in Nassau. They breath more toxic air in one day then the men at 911 did in six months. Look how much money those guys made.

RED LIGHT CAMERAS

(104 votes)
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51.23%
(99 votes)
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48.77%
203 votes

Take down all the red light cameras in Nassau, and take all the surcharges off all tickets. How many times do you have to pay for the same ticket.

helmet law

(92 votes)
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46.7%
(105 votes)
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53.3%
197 votes

motorcycle riders don't want a helmet law if you ride a motorcycle you have the right to choose . Live free or die.

Stop the robocalls!

(151 votes)
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39.32%
(233 votes)
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60.68%
384 votes

They are a disruptive public nuisance. Pass legislation for unsolicited robocalls to receive a dollar a call fine and they will soon cease to exist.

Local Election Dates

(217 votes)
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40.41%
(320 votes)
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537 votes

Voter turnouts for local and specialized district elections (like park districts, library boards, school board and budget, water districts etc) are dismally low. All elections should take place on election day ( 1st Tues. in Nov.) to increase voter participation. This idea seems to have universal agreement.
I realize that this might not be so simple, but any legal hurdles that stand in the way, should be confronted. Thanks

Every level of government should live stream every meeting

(255 votes)
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(380 votes)
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635 votes

Transparency is good government

2017 Run for Hope 2017

(226 votes)
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(366 votes)
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61.82%
592 votes

Hope For Youth is looking for runners, walkers, volunteers & fundraisers to join us for our Run For Hope 5K!

Come run or walk for a cause! Join Hope for Youth’s Run for Hope 5k annual fundraiser. On Saturday, May 6th at 9AM at Hecksher State Park we will be running/walking to benefit our mission of facilitating positive change in the lives of youth and families in Long Island. Registration by April 22nd includes a t-shirt, bib, prizes and awards!

Do you think Donald Trump will be an effective President?

(249 votes)
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40.1%
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59.9%
621 votes

Lot of divisiveness since the inauguration. Will Trump get the job done?

Everyone, All Long Islanders, should sign up as Muslims if and when Trump institutes a Muslim registry

(276 votes)
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33.62%
(545 votes)
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66.38%
821 votes

Shameful xenophobic and bigoted parts of history do not need to repeat themselves!