Issue of the Week

Would you support a nationwide law to ban the sale of assault weapons and semi-automatic rifles?

(275 votes)
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53.61%
(238 votes)
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46.39%
513 votes

The horrific mass murder in Las Vegas has re-opened the national debate on gun control. Those in support of a ban on assault weapons and semi-automatic rifles believe there is no good reason for citizens to own guns capable of mass murder. Those against want freedom to own any type of gun, and feel it's a violation of their 2nd Amendment rights. Would you support a nationwide law to ban the sale of assault weapons and semi-automatic rifles?

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Legislature

Issue of the Week

Would you support a nationwide law to ban the sale of assault weapons and semi-automatic rifles?

(275 votes)
Vote up!
53.61%
(238 votes)
Vote down!
46.39%
513 votes

The horrific mass murder in Las Vegas has re-opened the national debate on gun control. Those in support of a ban on assault weapons and semi-automatic rifles believe there is no good reason for citizens to own guns capable of mass murder. Those against want freedom to own any type of gun, and feel it's a violation of their 2nd Amendment rights. Would you support a nationwide law to ban the sale of assault weapons and semi-automatic rifles?

Do you support the November 2017 NYS Ballot Proposal to hold a Constitutional Convention?

(225 votes)
Vote up!
46.11%
(263 votes)
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53.89%
488 votes

The New York State Constitution requires that every 20 years the voters decide if a Constitutional Convention should be held to consider amendments to the State Constitution. Those in support of a Constitutional Convention want campaign finance and ethics reform, fair redistricting and term limits. Those against are concerned about an erosion of collective bargaining rights, pension reform and the high cost of a Constitutional Convention. Do you support the November 2017 NYS Ballot Proposal to hold a Constitutional Convention?

Do you support the November 2017 NYS Ballot Proposal to Hold a Constitutional Convention?

(6 votes)
Vote up!
66.67%
(3 votes)
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33.33%
9 votes

The New York State Constitution requires that every 20 years the voters decide if a Constitutional Convention should be held to consider amendments to the State Constitution. Those in support of a Constitutional Convention want campaign finance and ethics reform, fair redistricting and term limits. Those against are concerned of an erosion of hard fought collective bargaining rights and pension reform. Do you support the November 2017 NYS Ballot Proposal to hold a Constitutional Convention?

Should NYS automatically register residents to vote when they obtain or renew a driver's license?

(280 votes)
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46.59%
(321 votes)
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53.41%
601 votes

Rhode Island just became the ninth state to automatically register and re-register residents when they obtain or renew a driver's license, unless they opt out. Their stated purpose is to create cleaner voter records and mitigate concerns of voter fraud. In the NYS legislature most Democrats want automatic voter registration to make voting as seamless and easy as possible. Those against, such as NYS Senate Republicans, feel the current system works just fine. Should NYS automatically register residents to vote when they obtain or renew a driver's license?

Should an elected official under federal indictment for corruption be forced to resign?

(247 votes)
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47.23%
(276 votes)
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52.77%
523 votes

Long Island has had several elected officials under federal indictment for corruption, who have refused to step down. Those who feel indicted politicos should keep their jobs argue innocent until proven guilty. Others who believe they should leave office cite difficulties in keeping the public's trust and negotiating contracts in good faith when they are already under suspicion. Should an elected official under federal indictment for corruption be forced to resign?

Should NYS invest in high-speed ferries to ease the burden of Penn Station delays?

(174 votes)
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28.2%
(443 votes)
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71.8%
617 votes

LIRR commuters are experiencing significant delays due to long overdue track maintenance and equipment breakdowns. Newsday reported that, to ease the chaos, Governor Cuomo is studying high-speed ferries from Long Island. Those in support of ferries believe Long Island needs an alternative to the LIRR. Those against feel the cost to commute would be too high, and traffic would increase around ferry terminals. Should NYS invest in high-speed ferries to ease the burden of Penn Station delays?

Should a new arena for the NY Islanders be built at Belmont Park?

(415 votes)
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53.27%
(364 votes)
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46.73%
779 votes

The NY Islanders recent move to Brooklyn has left a void of professional sports on Long Island. There is now discussion to build a new arena at Belmont Park to bring the Islanders home. Those in support feel it's a great location with access to public transportation. Those against say a new arena isn't the best use of the vacant land and the Coliseum in Hempstead should be retrofitted for professional hockey. Should a new arena for the NY Islanders be built at Belmont Park?

Should all candidates for office be required to release their tax returns to the public?

(193 votes)
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35.54%
(350 votes)
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64.46%
543 votes

Recently, Hempstead Town Councilman, Ed Ambrosino, was arrested for tax evasion, and several sources of his income are being looked at as possible conflicts of interest. Those in support of candidates releasing their tax returns believe it will give insight into their character and provide helpful information to voters. Those against feel there are already enough financial disclosures. Should all candidates for office be required to release their tax returns to the public?

Should Nassau County pass legislation forbidding elected officials from practicing law in local government?

(246 votes)
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29.22%
(596 votes)
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70.78%
842 votes

Town of Hempstead Councilman Ed Ambrosino was recently arrested and charged with tax evasion and wire fraud. Ambrosino has received two appointments in local government: one as special counsel to Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and the other as general counsel to the Nassau IDA. Those in favor of this practice feel you can't stop attorneys who are elected officials from working additional jobs in government. Those against believe double dipping has been a common theme in many recent indictments and the practice should stop.

Are you concerned President Trump forcing 46 Obama-era U.S. Attorneys to resign will disrupt ongoing investigations?

(369 votes)
Vote up!
38.16%
(598 votes)
Vote down!
61.84%
967 votes

Over the weekend, President Trump asked for the resignations of 46 U.S. Attorneys. Preet Bhahara refused to step down and was fired. Those in support of these actions say past Presidents have done the same thing so fair is fair. Those against are concerned the delay in finding replacements will hurt ongoing investigations, like those against former Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. Are you concerned President Trump forcing 46 Obama-era U.S. Attorneys to resign will disrupt ongoing investigations?