Issue of the Week

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

Your Ideas for a Better, More Efficient Government

Mentally Ill

(56 votes)
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(71 votes)
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55.91%
127 votes

Raise the budget for the mentally ill. There is no real help in Nassau. It will reduce crime by 100%. The doctors will tell you there funding is a joke. It will also take pressure off our court .

Nassau County needs to do more to create facilities to care for the mentally ill

(700 votes)
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(892 votes)
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56.03%
1592 votes

Just keeping the mentally ill in the emergency room after a psychotic episode until insurance runs out isn't a long term solution. If Long Beach and Glen Cove Hospitals are going to be turned into emergency care facilities then their excess hospital rooms could be converted into facilities that cares for mentally ill.

Restore Nassau Mental Health Care Cuts

(642 votes)
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1413 votes

Funding is tight in Nassau County however it is penny wise and pound foolish to cut $3.9M or 45% of the budget for contractual services for mental health care. We need to get help to those who need it now or pay for it later.

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