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Oct
20
2016

The corruption charges filed against Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto are a gift to Long Island Democrats — and a headache for Republicans — running on the ballot in the Nov. 8 elections.
The allegations come less than a year after former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, a fellow Nassau County Republican, was convicted for pay-to-play crimes to help his son, Adam. A Democrat, former...read more »

Oct
17
2016

JAMES F. GAUGHRAN
191 NEW YORK AVE.
HUNTINGTON, NEW YORK 11743

October 17, 2016

Mayor Paul Rupp and Board of Trustees
Village of Bayville
34 School Street
Bayville, New York 11709

Dear Mayor Rupp and Trustees:...read more »

Oct
16
2016

Democrat Steven Englebright, always a conscientious and effective representative for his district, has emerged as the leading environmental voice in the Assembly. It’s a much-needed one.

As chairman of the environmental conservation committee, Englebright, 70, of Setauket, convened joint hearings with the Senate upstate and on Long Island on water-quality issues, got a bill passed to study ocean acidification, and formed a working...read more »

Oct
16
2016

Fred Thiele Jr., Independent candidate for New York's 1st Assembly District. (Credit: Gordon M. Grant)
Fred W. Thiele Jr. is an activist lawmaker who has proven without doubt his value to the East End during his 21 years in this office. The 63-year-old lawyer from Sag Harbor is an Independence Party member who caucuses with the Democrats.

Thiele is a strong voice for accountability in Albany. He would limit outside income if...read more »

Oct
16
2016

In her first term, Democrat Kimberly Jean-Pierre of Wyandanch delivered for her district by sponsoring property-tax relief for Sandy victims, and supporting tougher laws on zombie homes. She brought home $4.5 million in capital funds for local needs. That includes $1 million she sought from the Assembly speaker to match other state and federal funding pledges for a microbrewery incubator in Copiague.

Republican Shawn Cullinane, 63, is...read more »

Oct
15
2016

Looking to vote in the general election on Nov. 8, 2016? Here are important details to know.

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE

It was Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at 11:59 p.m., but if you missed the deadline, you get a one-day grace period to register in person because it’s a presidential election year. There will be multiple locations on Long Island where you can do so on Saturday, including Roosevelt Field mall and community centers in...read more »

Oct
14
2016

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Announces Endorsement Of Jim Gaughran For State Senate

(Huntington, NY) U.S. Senator Charles Schumer today endorsed Jim Gaughran in his race for State Senate. Senator Schumer noted that Jim has the drive, experience and dedication needed to clean up state government, improve the local economy, reform the education system, and help Long Island get its fair share of state aid and investment.

U.S....read more »

Oct
13
2016

The first TV ad from Democratic Senate candidate Jim Gaughran released Thursday knocks Republican incumbent Carl Marcellino for being a part of the “corruption caucus” in Albany by initially supporting the GOP conference’s scandal-scarred leader.

Specifically, the ad pulls from a Daily News editorial that slammed Senate Republicans for initially supporting Dean Skelos to remain majority leader after he was charged in a scheme to use...read more »

Oct
13
2016

Gaughran Calls For Real Ethics Reforms To Clean Up Albany

(Huntington, NY) Jim Gaughran today unveiled a comprehensive ethics reform plan which, when passed, will take meaningful steps to clean up Albany and restore the public’s trust in state government. Despite overwhelming public support for real ethics reforms, current Senator Carl Marcellino has repeatedly blocked efforts to end Albany corruption and has even exploited loopholes...read more »

Oct
12
2016

The Democrat trying to unseat longtime Republican State Sen. Kenneth LaValle has filed legal papers alleging LaValle receives an illegal campaign benefit from the Stony Brook University football stadium that bears his name.

Gregory-John Fischer filed a notice of claim — a precursor to a lawsuit — in State Supreme Court in Riverhead claiming the university named the stadium for LaValle after he secured $22 million in state funds for the...read more »

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