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Suffolk County Legislator Calls Dual Gas Pricing “Highway Robbery”

March 26th, 2014

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Shocked by the huge price difference between cash and credit card purchases at certain gas stations, Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) has introduced legislation to ensure that customers are aware of the cost differential before proceeding with a transaction.

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…

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.

Bi-partisan Effort Against PSEG-LI’s Port Washington Project

March 14th, 2014

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NYS Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel (D-Great Neck) and NYS Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) have urged NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo to intervene on behalf of Port Washington residents with regard to PSEG-Long Island’s Port Washington utility pole project.

State of the Town | Brookhaven

March 14th, 2014

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Supervisor Romaine presented his State of the Town Address earlier this month at Brookhaven Town Hall. His presentation focused on “Turning the Corner” and gave an optimistic look at the town’s future with an emphasis on new initiatives and the challenges that face the Town in the years ahead. Here is the Supervisor’s address in […]

Senator Ken LaValle’s Bill To Change The Method of Board of Regents Appointments Passes Senate

March 13th, 2014

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New York State Senator Ken LaValle’s legislation to alter the way Board of Regents members are selected passed the New York State Senate today.

Nassau Republican Machine Bars GOP Candidate Frank Scaturro from Party Meeting in Garden City

March 13th, 2014

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Republican congressional candidate Frank Scaturro was barred from attending the March meeting of the Garden City Republican Club by Donald X. Clavin, Jr., the Republican Executive Leader for Garden City and Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes, the Scaturro for Congress camp reports.

LI Votes 2014: The Smithtown News Interviews George Demos

March 13th, 2014

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The Smithtown News recently interviewed George Demos and wrote a detailed article chronicling the Demos for Congress campaign that accelerated this week with Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s endorsement of George Demos. The article is included.

LI Vote 2014: Flood of Local Republican Clubs Come Together to Endorse Zeldin for Congress

March 13th, 2014

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with petition season well underway, nearly all Republican clubs in New York’s First Congressional District announced their endorsement of NYS Senator Lee Zeldin’s campaign for U.S. Congress.

Long Island Pol Slams State Budget: Inadequate, NYC-centric

March 12th, 2014

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NYS Assemblyman Michael Montesano (Glen Head) today voted against the Assembly Majority’s one-house budget resolution, citing the inclusion of too many measures that would only aid cities and the out-of-control spending laid out in the proposal.

LI Pols to Vote Against Regents Re-election

March 11th, 2014

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Four of the seventeen Board of Regents seats have come up for re-election, but one Regent, representing the Albany area, resigned ahead of the vote that was held today during a joint Legislative Session of the Senate and the Assembly.

$20 Mil Comes to Long Island to Build Roadways for All Users

March 10th, 2014

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Advocates, Bicycling, Safe Street and Running Organizations Join in the Plea for Safer, Smarter Roadways<

Suffolk County First Municipality on East Coast to Implement PulsePoint Smartphone App

March 9th, 2014

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  Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone joined Fire Rescue Emergency Services (FRES) Commissioner Joe Williams along with members of the Suffolk County EMS, the Suffolk County Joint Chiefs Association, the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council at the Holbrook Fire Department to announce the implementation of the Suffolk County PulsePoint App today. The new service, funded […]

Consumer Advocate Calls Cuomo’s Energy Plan “A Nonstarter” at Long Island Public Hearing

March 9th, 2014

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At a public hearing on the proposed New York State Energy Plan, advocates and community leaders will call on Gov. Cuomo to turn away from increased dependence on fossil fuels – including fracked natural gas – and toward renewable energy sources.

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