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Should New York State and the Federal Government spend more money to clean up Long Island's waterways?

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In the last several weeks thousands of fish have been found dead in Riverhead and Flanders Bay. In addition, 100 diamondback terrapins were found dead. There are currently emergency shellfish closures in several places on Long Island's shores. Those for spending more on environmental cleanup believe it is necessary to keep L.I. waterways clean. Those against feel we're already taxed enough. Should New York State and the Federal Government spend more money to clean up Long Island's waterways?

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Legislature

new LIRR stops

(58 votes)
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152 votes

Should the LIRR add 3 stops in Roosevelt, Uniondale, and East Garden City? The line would run from Freeport to Carle Place.
For:
1.Less Traffic on Meadowbrook Parkway ( really bad ) and other streets( Front Street, Hempstead Tpke, Uniondale Ave, N Main St, Old Country Road)
2. Make these areas more commercial, create jobs, cut down on transportation time.

Offset Property Taxes: Use Funds for Public Schools

(69 votes)
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41.32%
(98 votes)
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58.68%
167 votes

The $550 million in funds set aside for "transformative economic development" can be better spent on education. The education system is way too dependent on voters who, understandably, vote to keep their tax costs down. The education system is badly in need of reform, funding and standardization across the board to ensure equity for all students.

Long Island needs high speed ferries to commute to NYC!

(84 votes)
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160 votes

Every other part of NY the Metro area has them except Long Island.

Recycle Expired Prescriptions in "The Big Red Med Box"

(92 votes)
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157 votes

Old and expired medications are flushed down the drain or tossed in the garbage and find their way into our water supply. Pharmacies around Long Island are installing recycling bins called "The Big Red Box". Bring in your old meds to participating pharmacies and recycle them to protect our water and make sure they don't get into someone else's hands for misuse and abuse. AMH

marvin krieger

(67 votes)
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140 votes

I want to pay my taxes online with my banks billpayer