Issue of the Week

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

(1195 votes)
46.34%
(1384 votes)
53.66%
2579 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"

(990 votes)
Vote up!
49.13%
(1025 votes)
Vote down!
50.87%
2015 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

(966 votes)
Vote up!
48.96%
(1007 votes)
Vote down!
51.04%
1973 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

(726 votes)
Vote up!
37.77%
(1196 votes)
Vote down!
62.23%
1922 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

(874 votes)
Vote up!
44.68%
(1082 votes)
Vote down!
55.32%
1956 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

(793 votes)
Vote up!
39.53%
(1213 votes)
Vote down!
60.47%
2006 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.