Issue of the Week

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

(783 votes)
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(876 votes)
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52.8%
1659 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

Your Ideas for a Better, More Efficient Government

Before interest rates tick up every government entity should check to see if they could refinance long term bonds

(270 votes)
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34.84%
(505 votes)
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65.16%
775 votes

When governments don't refinance debt it is simply a waste of taxpayer money.

Government Consolidation/Elimination

(454 votes)
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41.77%
(633 votes)
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58.23%
1087 votes

Outside of New York City there are simply too many layers of government in New York. This is especially true on Long Island. You have the County, the Town, the individual villages and countless other smaller entities, namely school districts and various special districts. This is completely unsustainable. Not only is this very expensive; having so many individual, independent governments all with their own elected officials, executives, personnel and the like - it is also very expensive. When I reach out to any of my local governments, I am not greeted with swift and direct action.

Nassau should stop hiring legal consultants and do all the work in house

(501 votes)
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41.51%
(706 votes)
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58.49%
1207 votes

Good way to cut down on costs as staff attorneys will save the taxpayers money.

$200 Red Light Cameras will drive working families out of Nassau

(651 votes)
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45.33%
(785 votes)
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54.67%
1436 votes

The Nassau County Executive has proposed raising ticket fines to $200. This has to be the among the highest red light camera ticket fines in the USA! This incredibly price gouging ticket could be the difference between a family purchasing food or paying rent versus paying a ticket.

Don't allow elected officials to send constituent mail 90 days before an election

(653 votes)
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48.73%
(687 votes)
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51.27%
1340 votes

There is usually nothing of substance and it is just using your tax dollars to promote themselves.