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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

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SafeTrade in Nassau County PD Stations

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5194 votes

Future buyers, future sellers on Long Island.
Wouldn't it be great if there were safe areas to conduct legitimate trades from Craigslist, Facebook and other apps like letgo. Imagine an open, brightly lit lobby with surveillance cameras and more police officers than you can count -- all watching you as you conduct your transaction. Let's add locations in Nassau County to the SafeTrade Stations national list! http://www.safetradestations.com/

Stop the Proliferation of Political Signs

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5368 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

Sanitation Workers

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(941 votes)
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1721 votes

Raise the benefits for all sanitation workers. They work harder then any one in Nassau. They breath more toxic air in one day then the men at 911 did in six months. Look how much money those guys made.

RED LIGHT CAMERAS

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1645 votes

Take down all the red light cameras in Nassau, and take all the surcharges off all tickets. How many times do you have to pay for the same ticket.

helmet law

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55.42%
1689 votes

motorcycle riders don't want a helmet law if you ride a motorcycle you have the right to choose . Live free or die.

Stop the robocalls!

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42.48%
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57.52%
1836 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

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1966 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

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2044 votes

Transparency is good government

2017 Run for Hope 2017

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57.12%
2052 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?

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2014 votes

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