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

(269 votes)
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(324 votes)
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54.64%
593 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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Before interest rates tick up every government entity should check to see if they could refinance long term bonds

(52 votes)
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53.61%
(45 votes)
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46.39%
97 votes

When governments don't refinance debt it is simply a waste of taxpayer money.

Stop the Proliferation of Political Signs

(94 votes)
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54.02%
(80 votes)
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45.98%
174 votes

This suggestion was posted to the NassauSuggestionBox.com Facebook page:
Here is a suggestion which would improve quality of life in Nassau County:
I understand political signs are a form of free speech and therefore are protected by the 1st Amendment but i think there are a number of viable options to better deal with them:
1) both parties agree not to do them and they invest the money elsewhere in their campaigns

There should be a list of all Nassau County invoices that are 30 days past due

(102 votes)
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49.04%
(106 votes)
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50.96%
208 votes

Nassau is floating multi-millions in unpaid expenses. There is no posted information on the County website as to how large overdue invoices are which would give taxpayers a sense if the budget is really balanced or not. Is it just smoke and mirrors around election time?

All NYS elected officials need to fight the Trump tax plan

(93 votes)
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37.65%
(154 votes)
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62.35%
247 votes

Losing the ability to deduct local and state taxes from your Federal tax burden will be a crushing blow to Long Islanders. The Long Island Association (LIA) estimates it will cost our community an additional $2.5 billion in taxes.

Bike lanes for all county roads

(126 votes)
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41.18%
(180 votes)
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58.82%
306 votes

Makes for a healthier community and safer for cyclists.