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

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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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Create a ferry service from the North Shore of Nassau to Manhattan.

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Nassau is the only county in the NY Metro area that is close to Manhattan and doesn't have a ferry system. Port Washington to the east side of mid-town Manhattan would take 35 minutes. Glen Cove to the same location would take 40 minutes. A connection stop at LaGuardia would take additional cars off the road and make for an easy commute.

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