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Oct
10
2016

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who faced 2000 angry protesters two years ago when he appeared at the Suffolk Democrats’ fall dinner, is making a return appearance to headline the event Oct. 24.

“We expect it will be a lot quieter this time,” said Richard Schaffer, who has known the Cuomo family since he attended the State University of Albany with the governor’s sister.

The $300-a-head event is to be held at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook...read more »

Oct
8
2016

Democrat Thomas Suozzi, driven by higher name recognition and cross-party support, leads Republican Jack Martins by 16 percentage points in the race to succeed Rep. Steve Israel in the 3rd Congressional District, according to a Newsday/Siena College poll.

Fifty percent of the 613 likely voters polled said they would back Suozzi, the former Nassau County executive, while 34 percent chose Martins, a state senator from Old Westbury....read more »

Oct
7
2016

ALBANY - Of the eight or so Republican-held Senate seats that Democrats are mounting serious campaigns for this year, Suffolk County Water Authority chair James Gaughran's campaign against eleven-term incumbent Carl Marcellino seems like one of the longest shots.

The seat - which contains northeastern Nassau and northwestern Suffolk - has been in Republic hands for the entirety of the time since Long Island's population boomed after...read more »

Sep
26
2016

Gaughran Unveils Major School Infrastructure Investment And Modernization Proposal

Proposal will Help Long Island Schools to Rebuild and Repair Aging and Defective Water Infrastructure through Increased State Aid

(Huntington, NY) Jim Gaughran unveiled a major infrastructure investment proposal to take action and repair or replace aging and defective water infrastructure for Long Island schools. Under Gaughran’s plan, State...read more »

Sep
17
2016

Marcellino Knocked Off ‘Tax Revolt’ Ballot Line

(Huntington, NY) Jim Gaughran today announced that his opponent, Senator Carl Marcellino, failed in his bid to get on the Tax Revolt ballot line. Despite only needing 3,000 signatures to achieve the ballot line for this November’s election, Carl Marcellino fell short by nearly 2,000 voters. This embarrassment for Senator Marcellino is further proof that voters are rejecting his pro-tax...read more »

Sep
15
2016

Gaughran Calls For Tougher Penalties For Illegal Dumping

Proposal will Create Stiff Penalties for People or Companies whose Illegal Dumping leads to Environmental Degradation

(Huntington, NY) Jim Gaughran unveiled a major criminal justice proposal to address the crisis of illegal dumping on Long Island, a recent example of which occurred at the West Hills County Park. Under Gaughran’s plan, individuals or businesses who...read more »

Sep
14
2016

A 25-year-old law student from Shirley won a three-way Democratic primary in the 3rd State Senate District in Suffolk Tuesday, while Long Beach City Councilman Anthony Eramo defeated former Nassau Legis. Jeffrey Toback in a Democratic primary in the 20th Assembly District in Nassau.

With all precincts counted in the Senate race, John De Vito, who was backed by the Brookhaven Democratic executive committee, had 40 percent of the vote,...read more »

Sep
9
2016

Two Republican Senate candidates running in closely watched Long Island battleground races failed to qualify for the Tax Revolt ballot line — providing new fodder for their Democratic opponents.

Republican candidate Elaine Phillips and incumbent Sen. Carl Marcellino both failed to submit the needed signatures to qualify for the ballot line, which was formed by Nassau County Republicans.

The margin of error for Republicans,...read more »

Sep
9
2016

A Democratic candidate for state Senate wants to give voters the option of recalling officials whose corruption endangers a local government’s finances.

The proposal from Jim Gaughran would create a recall mechanism for officials if a municipalities bond rating were to be deemed be “junk status” if directly linked to corrupt acts taken by elected officials.

“Holding elected office is a sacred responsibility, and the voters...read more »

Sep
9
2016

Councilwoman Mary Dudley has started her campaign for election in November. Mary was appointed by the Shelter Island Town Board to fill the term left by Ed Brown after he stepped down. In her own words, "As Councilwoman, I bring my life experiences, a strong sense of what is right, a well-balanced perspective, and my love for Shelter Island. I believe in completing the job-at-hand and doing it well."read more »

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