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Nassau County Legislature

FILE - A smoker outside an office building in New York City.   (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Nassau Lawmaker Wants To Raise Smoking Age To 21 Like Suffolk County, NYC

On Monday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed into law a measure raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 19 to 21. It takes effect on Jan. 1.

04/15/2014

Nassau County police cruiser (file/credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Nassau County Lawmakers Vote Unanimously To End 3-Year Wage Freeze

The move granted approval for contracts that reinstate cost-of-living wages in exchange for union givebacks. Nassau’s fiscal control board – known as NIFA – must still approve the deal.

04/08/2014

Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (credit: Nassau County Government)

Kevan Abrahams Jumps Into Race For Long Island U.S. House Seat

The 39-year-old Democrat is running for the seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who is retiring.

03/09/2014

Nassau County police cruiser (file/credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Activists Want Independent Review Board For Nassau Police Department

The Corridor Counts said the review board is necessary because many in the community feel they are being unfairly targeted by police.

12/19/2013

An exterior view of the Nassau Coliseum (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Union Leader: Approval Of New Nassau Coliseum Proposal Means ‘Jobs, Jobs, Jobs’

Local officials touted Monday’s unanimous vote to approve the $229 million redevelopment of Nassau Coliseum and its surrounding property.

09/24/2013

Nassau Legislative Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt (Credit: Mona Rivera/ WCBS 880)

L.I. Lawmaker Peter Schmitt Found In Contempt By Federal Judge, Fined $2,500

A Long Island lawmaker who admitted to revealing portions of an internal investigation about police failures in a domestic-violence case that led a woman’s death was found in contempt by a federal judge on Friday. He was fined $2,500.

06/09/2012

Nassau County redistricting proposal

Democrats: Nassau County GOP Pulls A Fast One On Redistricting

Was it a political power grab or a fairer way to assure all citizens have equal representation? Voting district boundaries are poised to be redrawn following a controversial decision in Nassau County on Tuesday.

05/24/2011