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

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2747 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

Bring the Islanders back to the Nassau Coliseum

(642 votes)
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43.94%
(819 votes)
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56.06%
1461 votes

They don't belong in Brooklyn, Belmont or anywhere else.

Revamp the whole IDA system

(659 votes)
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43.33%
(862 votes)
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56.67%
1521 votes

Only way Nassau grows is if they attract new business. IDA tax breaks should only be given to new, out of state, businesses. Shopping malls and car dealerships can't pick up and leave.

Bring back the Islanders

(885 votes)
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45.93%
(1042 votes)
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54.07%
1927 votes

They are floundering in Brooklyn. Sell seat licenses to subsidize bringing them back.

NYS needs a central site for posting all available bids and RFP's

(887 votes)
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47.16%
(994 votes)
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52.84%
1881 votes

NYS has 10,500 individual government entities and all their bids and RFP's should be listed, organized by category, on one NYS database for all to see. Greater transparency will create increased participation, leading to better pricing and saving taxpayers money. All bids and RFP's should generate at least two responses to be deemed acceptable. All responses should be listed to show the range of bids. AMH

Start collecting sales tax on Internet companies that are unrestricted and operating locally

(803 votes)
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43.52%
(1042 votes)
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56.48%
1845 votes

Lyft, Uber, VRBO and Airbnb are operating on Long Island and they should be taxed just as local businesses such as taxi, limo, motels and hotels are. This is a major reason sales tax revenue has been weak in Nassau over the last few years. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/22/technology/airbnb-takes-its-case-to-us...