Issue of the Week

Do you support a Nassau County law imposing a five-cent fee on disposable plastic and paper bags?

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On January 1, 2018, a new Suffolk County law goes into effect that charges a five-cent fee on disposable plastic and paper bags at a variety of retail stores. Those in support of the fee believe it will protect the environment from degradation. Those against are concerned it will hurt local businesses because the five-cent fee is nothing more than a tax. Do you support a Nassau County law imposing a five-cent fee on disposable plastic and paper 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

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

Government Consolidation/Elimination

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536 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

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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

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901 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

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