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NY Times Drops Bombshell on NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo

July 23rd, 2014

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In response to the New York Times’ front page report about the political pressuring of the Moreland Commission — that Kathleen Rice co-chaired, GOP pounced.

Long Islanders Growing Wary of Cell Phone Towers

July 22nd, 2014

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Property owners around the state are casting wary glances at neighborhood cell towers, antennas and other installations that emit electromagnetic frequencies, or EMF.

Kathleen Rice staffer tweets racist and sexist jokes – still employed

July 21st, 2014

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Kathleen Rice staffer tweets racist and sexist jokes – still employed

Republican congressional candidate Bruce Blakeman is calling for his opponent to fire a campaign staffer who had posted a joke to Twitter about domestic violence

Recount in NY CD-3 GOP Primary. 11 Votes Separate Lally and Labate

July 17th, 2014

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Nassau County BOE has submitted their certified election results to the NY BOE. The final vote count from all three counties is Lally: 3,439, Labate: 3,428 giving Grant Lally the Republican Nomination with 11 votes. According to Newsday, Stephan Labate will seek a recount.

Nassau and Suffolk Presiding Officers Meet to Explore Ways to Collaborate, Cut Costs

July 15th, 2014

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Nassau and Suffolk Presiding Officers Meet to Explore Ways to Collaborate, Cut Costs

The presiding officers of both the Nassau and Suffolk County Legislatures met on Thursday in the first of a series of meetings to explore ways in which the two counties can cooperate to improve services and cut costs.

Swastika: A Symbol of Peace? Blakeman and Nassau Republicans say “Not Here!”

July 14th, 2014

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Swastika: A Symbol of Peace? Blakeman and Nassau Republicans say “Not Here!”

  In a startling display of insensitivity, a group attempting to “rehabilitate” the swastika flew an aircraft under visual flight rules across Nassau County’s South Shore during Shabbat seeking to rally supporters to their “cause.” The International Raelian Movement has continued to operate its “swastika rehabilitation” program since 2012, picturing a swastika, the symbol of […]

Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Hobby Lobby on Birth Control Case

June 30th, 2014

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Alito delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy and Thomas joined. Kennedy filed a concurring opinion. Ginsburg filed the dissenting opinion, in which, Sotomayer, Kagan, and Breyer joined. Breyer and Kagan filed a dissenting opinion. New York’s Senator, Kristen Gillibrand, released the following statement in an eblast titled “Supreme Court decision: […]

Moratorium on Teacher Evaluation Likely

June 24th, 2014

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As the state Legislature’s session was drawing to a close Thursday night, it was moving closer to protecting New York’s public school teachers from potentially unfair evaluations tied to the rocky rollout of Common Core standards.

LIPolitics.com: 2014 Congressional Primary Predictions

June 19th, 2014

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LIPolitics.com: 2014 Congressional Primary Predictions

So, who does LIPolitics.com think will come out ahead in the Long Island 2014 congressional primaries?

NY CD-3: Lally Calls Rep. Steve Israel “No” Vote on HR 565 “Betrayal of his district”

June 16th, 2014

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Grant Lally, the GOP designee for NY’s CD-3 called Steve Israel’s ‘No’ vote “shameful – a vote to cover up the illegal political targeting of Republicans and conservatives by corrupt Democrat officials,” stated Grant Lally, the Republican and Conservative candidate in NY-3.

NY CD-4: Abrahams rips Rice on Johns plea deals

June 16th, 2014

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Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport) on Thursday criticized congressional primary opponent Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s decision to allow men charged with soliciting a prostitute in last year’s “Flush the Johns” sting operation to plead to a lesser charge as part of a new program that the district attorney said would help curb sex trafficking.

Nassau County Pols Strike Bi-Partisan Deal to Fund Clean and Seed Program

June 11th, 2014

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves, Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams, Legislator Laura Curran, East Rockaway Mayor Francis Lenahan joined with area homeowners today as they announced a bi-partisan agreement to approve $14.4 million in capital funds for Nassau County’s Clean and Seed Program. Under the program, workers remove three inches of soil, replace soil and seed lawns of homes that were ravaged by sewage during Superstorm Sandy

Nassau Opens Museum of American Armor on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

June 6th, 2014

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Nassau Opens Museum of American Armor on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

On the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano officially opened the new Museum of American Armor on the grounds of Old Bethpage Village Restoration with more than 20 operational armor vehicles and D-Day veterans.

LI Votes 2014: Kevan Abrahams Rolls Out His Position on Gun Control

June 6th, 2014

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As a father, no issue is more personal to Kevan than protecting our families and communities from the senseless violence we see every night on the news. That’s why Kevan has worked tirelessly in the legislature to end the epidemic of gun violence in Nassau County, and why he is so proud to say that the programs he has implemented, such as shotspotter, have cut shootings by more than 75% in his district. As a Congressman, Kevan will continue Carolyn McCarthy’s courageous fight to implement those common-sense reforms, and more, nationwide.

Future of Fracking at Stake in NY Courtroom Today?

June 3rd, 2014

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A case being argued in New York’s highest appeals court today could shape the future of fracking – using hydraulic pressure to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation beneath much of the Empire State.

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