Issue of the Week

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

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3008 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

Recycle Expired Prescriptions in "The Big Red Med Box"

(1073 votes)
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48.27%
(1150 votes)
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51.73%
2223 votes

Old and expired medications are flushed down the drain or tossed in the garbage and find their way into our water supply. Pharmacies around Long Island are installing recycling bins called "The Big Red Box". Bring in your old meds to participating pharmacies and recycle them to protect our water and make sure they don't get into someone else's hands for misuse and abuse. AMH

All Bus Stops Should Be Shoveled As Part Of Snow Removal

(1057 votes)
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48.35%
(1129 votes)
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51.65%
2186 votes

Too many people are standing on icy snowbanks waiting for the bus with traffic zooming by. It's only a matter of time before somebody gets seriously injured.

Preventing the Damage Caused by Hurricanes like Sandy

(812 votes)
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38.18%
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61.82%
2127 votes

(Coming from a potential voter over the phone) His concerns, from Bellmore, Long Island:

- Bellmore homes were devastated, never seen anything like that after 35 years of living in Bellmore. Lost insurance coverage due to all the damage
- Knows that there is funding available to repair dunes, and other prevention projects
- Reads about Bloomberg doing projects to prevent damage in future storms, as well as Suffolk County
- Wants to know that Haber will use these funds to make Bellmore and Nassau County to be able to withstand future hurricanes

Volunteers Still Needed For Hurricane Sandy Clean Up In Nassau County

(953 votes)
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44.62%
(1183 votes)
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55.38%
2136 votes

All Hands Volunteers will be in our community for several more months.
Please click on the link below if you want to volunteer or donate to a worthy cause. AMH
http://hands.org/sandy/

Nassau Colliseum + light rail system

(862 votes)
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39.63%
(1313 votes)
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60.37%
2175 votes

While we're making a fancy new colliseum for the purpose of entertainment, we should realize that a few blocks away, there are communities in Hempstead that are financially burdoned.