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

Your Ideas for a Better, More Efficient Government

Government Consolidation/Elimination

(189 votes)
Vote up!
38.89%
(297 votes)
Vote down!
61.11%
486 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

(246 votes)
Vote up!
38.5%
(393 votes)
Vote down!
61.5%
639 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

(368 votes)
Vote up!
43.91%
(470 votes)
Vote down!
56.09%
838 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

(364 votes)
Vote up!
48.92%
(380 votes)
Vote down!
51.08%
744 votes

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

Put a suggestion box in every local government agency for employees to submit ideas

(419 votes)
Vote up!
49.29%
(431 votes)
Vote down!
50.71%
850 votes

Those working day to day in government know where the problems are and how to fix them.