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

(1195 votes)
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2578 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

Long Island officials should focus on tourism to help expand the tax base

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46.88%
(918 votes)
53.13%
1728 votes

It's the easiest and quickest way to expand sales tax revenue so desperately needed to run local government. Lets showcase the best Long Island has to offer and help our local economy! AMH

Comments

We should also add residents

We should also add residents in the towns using multifamily housing, something which would add many good characteristics to a neighborhood, which would also relieve tax burden. Good idea though!

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