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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s representative, Peter Kiernan, visited Nassau County more than once in late March to share an update of the governor’s plans for a tunnel from Oyster Bay to Westchester. … more
Elise Damas, director of the Pathway to Citizenship Long Island Program at the Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead, says she is really worried about the possible end to the Temporary Protected Status program for El Salvadorans, Hondurans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans because it could lead to a rise in crime. more
State Assemblyman Michael Montesano, who appeared as a witness for the prosecution on Monday in the federal corruption trial of former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, said he was surprised … more
The New York State Legislature finalized a $168.3 billion budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year just hours before its April 1 deadline. While lawmakers approved a number of provisions, such as tax … more
"Flattery is fun as long as you don’t inhale,” former Vice President Joe Biden told an applauding crowd at Long Island University’s Global Institute event on March 27. More than 1,300 people … more
Elaine Duke, former Department of Homeland Security secretary, and current Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced last year that the Temporary Protected Status programs for El Salvador, Guatemala, … more
Amid a tangle of headphone cords, microphone wires and half-empty coffee cups, radio show host Jason Samel, of Old Brookville, organized his papers — marked up with reference points and annotations … more
In the wee hours last Saturday morning, after approving the $168.3 billion state budget, Albany legislators also passed stand-alone gun legislation. The purpose of the bill, which now awaits Gov. … more
On March 14, State Sen. Carl Marcellino, a Republican from Syosset, amended his bill to require a feasibility study that would determine the viability of a local takeover of New York American Water. … more
The Nassau County Legislature voted 14-3 on Monday to approve a 10-year phase-in to bring all properties across the county in line with their actual market values. If it is completed, it would be the … more
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