Nassau County Legislature
Democratic members of the Nassau County Legislature and community members held a news conference in Mineola ahead of a possible vote Monday night.
The plan is erect 48-foot-wide electronic billboards all along the Long Island Expressway and near Roosevelt Field mall.
County Executive Ed Mangano has warned of painful spending cuts to help fill the $30 million budget gap created by the speed camera repeal.
The Legislature is expected to unanimously approve a repeal of Nassau’s controversial speed camera program Monday.
Nassau County Republicans have now joined Democrats in calls to repeal the law.
David Denenberg, who has served as a Nassau County legislator since 1999, said Wednesday that if he happened to win the judgeship, he would not accept the position.
The Nassau County Legislature on Monday passed a bill that would establish an online registry of people convicted of animal abuse.
Nassau County Democrats are calling on one of their own county legislators to resign over racially derogatory comments she allegedly made about a predominantly minority community.
Gary Rogers with the Nassau SPCA said in the case of Miss Harper – the pit bull mix that had her leg and ears cut off – those charged were convicted of abusing another dog before that incident.
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.
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.
The 39-year-old Democrat is running for the seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who is retiring.
The Corridor Counts said the review board is necessary because many in the community feel they are being unfairly targeted by police.
Local officials touted Monday’s unanimous vote to approve the $229 million redevelopment of Nassau Coliseum and its surrounding property.
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.