Issue of the Week

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

(1324 votes)
45.2%
(1605 votes)
54.8%
2929 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

SafeTrade in Nassau County PD Stations

(492 votes)
Vote up!
35.52%
(893 votes)
Vote down!
64.48%
1385 votes

Future buyers, future sellers on Long Island.
Wouldn't it be great if there were safe areas to conduct legitimate trades from Craigslist, Facebook and other apps like letgo. Imagine an open, brightly lit lobby with surveillance cameras and more police officers than you can count -- all watching you as you conduct your transaction. Let's add locations in Nassau County to the SafeTrade Stations national list! http://www.safetradestations.com/

Before interest rates tick up every government entity should check to see if they could refinance long term bonds

(590 votes)
Vote up!
38.19%
(955 votes)
Vote down!
61.81%
1545 votes

When governments don't refinance debt it is simply a waste of taxpayer money.

Stop the Proliferation of Political Signs

(651 votes)
Vote up!
39.15%
(1012 votes)
Vote down!
60.85%
1663 votes

This suggestion was posted to the NassauSuggestionBox.com Facebook page:
Here is a suggestion which would improve quality of life in Nassau County:
I understand political signs are a form of free speech and therefore are protected by the 1st Amendment but i think there are a number of viable options to better deal with them:
1) both parties agree not to do them and they invest the money elsewhere in their campaigns

There should be a list of all Nassau County invoices that are 30 days past due

(674 votes)
Vote up!
40.26%
(1000 votes)
Vote down!
59.74%
1674 votes

Nassau is floating multi-millions in unpaid expenses. There is no posted information on the County website as to how large overdue invoices are which would give taxpayers a sense if the budget is really balanced or not. Is it just smoke and mirrors around election time?

All NYS elected officials need to fight the Trump tax plan

(621 votes)
Vote up!
36.1%
(1099 votes)
Vote down!
63.9%
1720 votes

Losing the ability to deduct local and state taxes from your Federal tax burden will be a crushing blow to Long Islanders. The Long Island Association (LIA) estimates it will cost our community an additional $2.5 billion in taxes.