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Nassau sales tax revenues hang in the balance in Albany

Jun 18 2015
Newsday

ALBANY -- More than $300 million in annual sales tax revenue for Nassau County hung in the balance Thursday as state lawmakers tried to close down the 2015 legislative session.

Revisiting a battle fought four years ago, Assemb. Earlene Hooper (D-Hempstead) is seeking to secure a portion of the county's annual sales tax revenue for two villages in her district, Freeport and Hempstead. She introduced a bill that would renew Nassau County...

Nassau Democrats want Bo Dietl to testify before legislature

Jun 18 2015
Newsday

The Nassau County Legislature's Democratic caucus Thursday called for former NYPD Det. Richard "Bo" Dietl to testify under oath before the full panel on a pair of contracts his security firm was awarded, including a feasibility study on the merger of the Hempstead and Freeport village police departments.

Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport), in a letter to Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow), said the two contracts...

Democratic Lawmakers Push For ‘Zombie Houses’ Bill In Nassau County

Jun 15 2015
CBS News

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Long Island’s worsening problem of abandoned, foreclosed homes is taking center stage Monday.

Democratic members of the Nassau County Legislature and community members held a news conference in Mineola ahead of a possible vote Monday night. They’re pushing for tougher laws that would force owners of so-called “zombie houses” to take care of them, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported....