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Do you support a Nassau County law imposing a five-cent fee on disposable plastic and paper bags?

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On January 1, 2018, a new Suffolk County law goes into effect that charges a five-cent fee on disposable plastic and paper bags at a variety of retail stores. Those in support of the fee believe it will protect the environment from degradation. Those against are concerned it will hurt local businesses because the five-cent fee is nothing more than a tax. Do you support a Nassau County law imposing a five-cent fee on disposable plastic and paper bags?

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Legislature

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Light Rail Hub Loop

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Proceed with plans to build a light-rail loop around the hub - Connecting Roosevelt Field, Courthouses, NCC, Hofstra, LIRR Mineola and Hempstead Stub stations, Coliseum and Museums.

Switch Government Employee Health Care to HSA's

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Many school, local and state governemnts are switching their health care employee coverage to a Health Savings Account (HSA) model. With an HSA healthy employees have no out of pocket expense and if you are ill you have 100% coverage after a deductible. The HSA model has saved the state of Indiana as much as 35% on their premiums for employees and there has been an in depth study showing that workers received the same quality health care they would of received with their old coverage. Here is a link to the study: http://www.in.gov/spd/files/CDHP_case_study.pdf

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