Issue of the Week

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

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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

Your Ideas for a Better, More Efficient Government

NYS should allow early voting to increase civic participation

(780 votes)
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44.29%
(981 votes)
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55.71%
1761 votes

34 states and the District of Columbia permitted no-excuse early voting. Why not New York?

Immediate special election to replace Venditto in the Town of Oyster Bay

(823 votes)
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45.07%
(1003 votes)
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54.93%
1826 votes

TOB needs new leadership. Appointing council members won't give the public confidence that ethics are top priority.

Expungement process for convicted felons

(1080 votes)
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45.63%
(1287 votes)
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54.37%
2367 votes

Currently, several states in the USA have an expungement process for persons who have been convicted of a felony. New York doea not. It is a life sentence even after you have completed probabtion or prison sentences. It prevents you from joining the military, voting, employment, etc. Once you have completed youyr sentence there should be a way to get it off your record for the remainder of your life.

Small claims award, need help!

(1136 votes)
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44.71%
(1405 votes)
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2541 votes

What good is the small claims process, when the set you on your own to do the collecting where as you have no power to collect or knowlwdge of it? The process would have alot more clout if the Gov't would assist in the collection part! Alot of people simply get away with stealing with no penalties at all.....

Stop the No-Fault litigation Backlog

(1107 votes)
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(1349 votes)
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2456 votes

Currently over 90% of all cases heard in the courts are No-Fault which are cases brought by Doctors to recover no-fault fees from insurance companies. Since these are two entaties that are in bed with each other most of the time mandate that these disputes be resolved through arbitration. This would save the county millions and we wouldn't have to serve on jury duty as frequently.