Issue of the Week

Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

(1252 votes)
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54.42%
2747 votes

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

Stop the robocalls!

(496 votes)
Vote up!
41.13%
(710 votes)
Vote down!
58.87%
1206 votes

They are a disruptive public nuisance. Pass legislation for unsolicited robocalls to receive a dollar a call fine and they will soon cease to exist.

Local Election Dates

(576 votes)
Vote up!
41.56%
(810 votes)
Vote down!
58.44%
1386 votes

Voter turnouts for local and specialized district elections (like park districts, library boards, school board and budget, water districts etc) are dismally low. All elections should take place on election day ( 1st Tues. in Nov.) to increase voter participation. This idea seems to have universal agreement.
I realize that this might not be so simple, but any legal hurdles that stand in the way, should be confronted. Thanks

Every level of government should live stream every meeting

(604 votes)
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41.77%
(842 votes)
Vote down!
58.23%
1446 votes

Transparency is good government

2017 Run for Hope 2017

(593 votes)
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42.15%
(814 votes)
Vote down!
57.85%
1407 votes

Hope For Youth is looking for runners, walkers, volunteers & fundraisers to join us for our Run For Hope 5K!

Come run or walk for a cause! Join Hope for Youth’s Run for Hope 5k annual fundraiser. On Saturday, May 6th at 9AM at Hecksher State Park we will be running/walking to benefit our mission of facilitating positive change in the lives of youth and families in Long Island. Registration by April 22nd includes a t-shirt, bib, prizes and awards!

Do you think Donald Trump will be an effective President?

(603 votes)
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41.79%
(840 votes)
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58.21%
1443 votes

Lot of divisiveness since the inauguration. Will Trump get the job done?