Issue of the Week

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

(1251 votes)
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45.64%
(1490 votes)
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54.36%
2741 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

All NYS elected officials need to fight the Trump tax plan

(569 votes)
Vote up!
36.22%
(1002 votes)
Vote down!
63.78%
1571 votes

Losing the ability to deduct local and state taxes from your Federal tax burden will be a crushing blow to Long Islanders. The Long Island Association (LIA) estimates it will cost our community an additional $2.5 billion in taxes.

Bike lanes for all county roads

(539 votes)
Vote up!
41.15%
(771 votes)
Vote down!
58.85%
1310 votes

Makes for a healthier community and safer for cyclists.

The new Belmont Park RFP needs to be an open and transparent process

(544 votes)
Vote up!
42.3%
(742 votes)
Vote down!
57.7%
1286 votes

The land should go to the proposal that shows the best use of the most valuable real estate left to develop on Long Island.

Standardize the permit approval process for businesses throughout Nassau County

(591 votes)
Vote up!
43.88%
(756 votes)
Vote down!
56.12%
1347 votes

Time is money and a long approval process discourages investment in our community. It should be simple and easy with the same approval process in every village and town.

Move the Islanders back to the Nassau Coliseum

(556 votes)
Vote up!
42.03%
(767 votes)
Vote down!
57.97%
1323 votes

The whole area around the Coliseum will fall apart if a new facility is built at Belmont. The retrofit to expand seating has to be cost effective compared to building a new arena. The Islanders want out of Brooklyn and this is our last chance to get them back.