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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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Legislature

Southern State Parkway Lighting

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The Southern State Parkway is the most treacherous highway on Long Island, yet the lighting is extremely poor. More than half of the lights are out and mismanaged causing deaths and accidents. Replace all the lighting and maintain it properly before more lives are lost.

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Why are lights not replaced when they burn out?

I drive for miles on the Southern State Parkway where the lights are burned out and have not been replaced for months and months. Who is in charge of this maintenance?! There are also sections where better lighting would end serious accidents and save lives. Certainly this should be a priority.

Why are lights not replaced when they burn out-Southern State?

A year later the lights are STILL out. There are many dangerous curves on the Southern State Parkway that are unlighted. All they need to do is change the bulbs!

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