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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

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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