Issue of the Week

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

Your Ideas for a Better, More Efficient Government

Stop all voter communications by mail from Nassau Legislators 90 days before an election

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45.61%
(489 votes)
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54.39%
899 votes

Many of the mail pieces are being used for self promotion at the taxpayer's expense and provide little important information.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano Needs to Resign! Here are 4 reasons why.

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1278 votes

4 Reasons Ed Mangano Needs to Resign

With so many indictments and convictions of Long Island public officials, residents have become numb. Sadly, it’s all just business as usual, and we’ve come to accept it. Corrupt politicians hurt our communities in many ways, and it’s got to stop. That’s why I’m calling for Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano to resign.

Every Nassau contract including those under $25,000 should need legislative approval

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(1014 votes)
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1887 votes

Too much taxpayer money being wasted.

Do you support the continued use of tax payer money for legislators to send mailings to residents?

(766 votes)
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44.07%
(972 votes)
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1738 votes

This year budget is set at $1.3M of expense.

The County needs to adopt the Zarb report recommendations

(886 votes)
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1868 votes

Residents need to feel corruption is being kept in check and the people come first.
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/nassau-contracting-panel-urges...

Nassau should have 6-1 matching donations for candidates just like in NYC.

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1772 votes

The amount of money it would cost Nassau to finance 6-1 matching funds is peanuts compared to the amount saved from pay to play corruption in the current system. NYC is thriving. Nassau is being held back by a corrupt system and going to a similar system to NYC would encourage investment locally.

Checks and balances

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1732 votes

Retiring Nassau County Legis. Fran Becker has introduced a bill that would raise the salaries of all county legislators. How can the legislators create and vote on bills that raise their own salaries? Where is the system of checks and balances? No wonder Nassau County has a budget deficit of $160 million. This practice should be abolished.

Big Time Donors Shouldn't Be Allowed To Recommend Political Appointees

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1976 votes

While not illegal it seems unethical that political donors could recommend who gets the top jobs in government. This whole Hardwick/Melius/Mangano affair doesn't give the people confidence that their best interests are at stake.

Have More Legislature Meetings at Night

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43.67%
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56.33%
1919 votes

Working people cannot make Legislature meetings during the day. They should have more meetings at night so working people can attend and participate.

REDO THE GOVERNMENT

(948 votes)
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2020 votes

Nassau County does not have a coehisive form of government. What we have is an olde English style of Thiefdome. The Sanitation districts answer to no one and are run by "families", the schools are run by Superintendants who rule with iron fists and threats, and you have Towns and Villages who are run by dictators who could care less about the County as a whole. What does the County Executive do? Who is he in charge of besides the Police Department. Certainly not LIPA or any of the the Thiefdomes. NASSAU COUNTY IS A JOKE!!!!

Lets Impeach Kate Murray

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1924 votes

We need to get rid of our Town leaders especially KATE MURRRAY, who couldn't wait to get rid of the Islanders because of the fear of over crowding dowtown Hempstead and the possibility of higher taxes. Well now we will definately have higher taxes from the loss of revenue generated by the Islanders and downtown Hempstead can become a ghost town. GREAT JOB!!!

RIP Peter Schmitt

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1718 votes

Regardless of you political leanings or affiliations, Nassau County has lost a man who fought for LI for many years. Regardless of a political party, I fully respect each of the legislators for they are passionate in what they beleive in and are willing to fight for what they believe is right.

Should Nassau County Legislators have term limits?

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1822 votes

Nassau County Legislators and the County Executive should not be able to serve more than 8 years. After the 8 years they can go back to the jobs/careers they had before elected office and new people can step in. Both Democrats and Republicans stay in power too long.

Executive Director

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1711 votes

Do all that you can to insure that funding to Human Services programs is not cut

County Legislature Seating Arrangements

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1744 votes

In an effort to get both sides of the aisle to communicate better have Democrats and Republicans sit in alternate seats as opposed to sitting separately during Nassau County legislative meetings. I would hope this would create greater communication and non-partisan behavior during public meetings.