Issue of the Week

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

Nassau should have 6-1 matching donations for candidates just like in NYC.

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(971 votes)
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1772 votes

The amount of money it would cost Nassau to finance 6-1 matching funds is peanuts compared to the amount saved from pay to play corruption in the current system. NYC is thriving. Nassau is being held back by a corrupt system and going to a similar system to NYC would encourage investment locally.

Checks and balances

(793 votes)
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(939 votes)
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54.21%
1732 votes

Retiring Nassau County Legis. Fran Becker has introduced a bill that would raise the salaries of all county legislators. How can the legislators create and vote on bills that raise their own salaries? Where is the system of checks and balances? No wonder Nassau County has a budget deficit of $160 million. This practice should be abolished.

Big Time Donors Shouldn't Be Allowed To Recommend Political Appointees

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44.74%
(1092 votes)
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1976 votes

While not illegal it seems unethical that political donors could recommend who gets the top jobs in government. This whole Hardwick/Melius/Mangano affair doesn't give the people confidence that their best interests are at stake.

Have More Legislature Meetings at Night

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1919 votes

Working people cannot make Legislature meetings during the day. They should have more meetings at night so working people can attend and participate.

REDO THE GOVERNMENT

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2020 votes

Nassau County does not have a coehisive form of government. What we have is an olde English style of Thiefdome. The Sanitation districts answer to no one and are run by "families", the schools are run by Superintendants who rule with iron fists and threats, and you have Towns and Villages who are run by dictators who could care less about the County as a whole. What does the County Executive do? Who is he in charge of besides the Police Department. Certainly not LIPA or any of the the Thiefdomes. NASSAU COUNTY IS A JOKE!!!!