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

Mentally Ill

(591 votes)
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43.94%
(754 votes)
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56.06%
1345 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

(1145 votes)
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44.02%
(1456 votes)
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55.98%
2601 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

(1074 votes)
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43.98%
(1368 votes)
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56.02%
2442 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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