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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

NYS should allow early voting to increase civic participation

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43.74%
(301 votes)
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535 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

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(361 votes)
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658 votes

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

Expungement process for convicted felons

(602 votes)
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45.78%
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1315 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!

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1554 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

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1453 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.