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Mangano: Nassau County will intensify police patrols around temples, synagogues, churches and houses of worship during Passover and Easter

April 11th, 2014

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Tom Krumpter today announced intensified police patrols around temples, synagogues, churches and other houses of worship during the upcoming Passover and Easter holidays.

Long Island Immigrant Groups Call on Rep. King to Sign Discharge Petition

April 11th, 2014

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Long Island’s other Congressional representatives, Tim Bishop, Steve Israel, and Carolyn McCarthy, have already signed the discharge petition.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano Recognizes April as “Child Abuse Prevention” Month

April 10th, 2014

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that Children’s Protective Services (CPS), a division of the Nassau County Department of Social Services (DSS), in partnership with Girl Scout Troop 3289, will decorate the steps of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola on April 10th at 4:30 p.m. with pinwheels in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pinwheels have become a national symbol intended to raise public awareness of child abuse and neglect.

Foreclosure Crisis, Sandy, Brutal Winter: Triple Punch to Long Island Hits Homeless Hard

April 9th, 2014

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The one, two, three punch of the foreclosure crisis, Hurricane Sandy and the worst winter in recent memory has hit New York hard and – on Long Island especially – left advocates for the homeless staggering.

Frank Seabrook’s Liberty Report: Even with this latest budget, NYS will still be the highest-taxed

April 1st, 2014

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While many of your local elected officials are gloating over this “on-time” budget, or maybe even how much “state aid” they brought home to their district, keep in mind the most important thing to remember. That even with this latest budget, NYS will still be the highest-taxed, most regulated state in the country and this budget does very little to turn that around.

White House: 7.1 Million Americans Insured Under Obamacare

April 1st, 2014

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White House: 7.1 Million Americans Insured Under Obamacare

This afternoon, we announced that 7.1 million Americans have now signed up for private insurance plans through the new Health Insurance Marketplaces.

Mangano: State Budget delivers one of the largest property tax relief packages for Long Island in years

March 30th, 2014

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  Statement from Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano on State Budget Agreement: “This budget, thanks to the Governor’s leadership, delivers one of the largest property tax relief packages for Long Island homeowners in years. Nassau County has been a leader when it comes to cutting taxes and providing quality government services at less expense […]

Karl Grossman: Strife involving the Independence Party‏

March 29th, 2014

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The Independence Party and its Suffolk County and New York State chairman, Frank MacKay, have been under intense media and political attack in recent weeks. That comes despite the increased power of the party in recent years, notably on Long Island.

NYLCV: They’re Trying to Kill the Electric Car

March 26th, 2014

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Imagine if the state Legislature tried to ban the sale of iPods and other Apple Products from Apple Stores. Ridiculous, right? Well…

Crowd at Nassau Legislature Rallies for Redistricting Reform

March 26th, 2014

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Crowd at Nassau Legislature Rallies for Redistricting Reform

Chants of “Put voters first!” and “Si se puede!” (“Yes we can!”) filled the Nassau County legislature on Monday, as over 40 voters and supporters of the Nassau United Redistricting Coalition rallied outside and shared public testimony on the need for a fix to Nassau County’s divisive and malfunctioning redistricting process.

LI Votes 2014: Adam Haber to Run for New York State Senate in District 7

March 24th, 2014

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Adam Haber has decided to re-enter the political arena and will be running for the New York State Senate seat in District 7.

Nassau County Independence Party Chair Rick Bellando Lodges Complaint Against Jay Jacobs

March 22nd, 2014

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Nassau County Independence Party Chair Rick Bellando Lodges Complaint Against Jay Jacobs

The Nassau County Independence Party Chair, Rick Bellando, yesterday filed a 43 page complaint alleging financial, ethical and other violations with the New York State Board of Elections against Nassau Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs. The allegations include illegal loans, personal profit making, and using fraudulent check numbers in three committees run by the Nassau County Democratic Chair. The complaint has also been turned over to local, state and federal authorities.

Suffolk GOP Caucus Announces Support of Hannon Bill

March 21st, 2014

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The Suffolk County Republican Caucus Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Abuse announces its unanimous support for legislation sponsored by New York State Senator Kemp Hannon which would require insurance companies to rely on the advice of medical professionals in determining appropriate levels of treatment for substance abusers.

Rally Protesting NYS Senator Martins’ Opposition to the Fair Election Proposal

March 20th, 2014

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Rally Protesting NYS Senator Martins’ Opposition to the Fair Election Proposal

Area residents joined with labor unions and progressive advocates on Wednesday in rallying outside of Senator Jack Martins’s office, protesting his refusal to support a proposal by Governor Andrew Cuomo to create a system of publicly financed elections.

Mangano: Consider Becoming Foster and Adoptive Parents

March 20th, 2014

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In Nassau County there are approximately 240 children in foster care. Children enter foster care and can return to their families on a regular basis, while some children remain with foster families who often want to proceed with formal adoptions. All Nassau County foster homes are certified through the DSS. Foster parents can be single, married, divorced, legally separated or living with a partner and must be 21 years or older.

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