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Nassau’s control board meets Monday and there still is no agreement on whether it will lift or extend a three-year wage freeze, which expires March 14.
After coming close to a deal, labor leaders have balked at what they say is a demand by the Nassau Interim Finance Authority that county unions give up their state court challenge to the legality of the freeze.
If county unions win the...Read more »
Outspoken Conservative George Marlin is not leaving quietly from his post on Nassau’s financial control board
Although Marlin has been replaced as a member of the Nassau Interim Finance Authority, he says he’s going to continue to comment on actions by County Executive Edward Mangano and NIFA chairman Jon Kaiman in much the same way he did with Richie Kessel, who served as chief executive...Read more »
New revenues from speed cameras could be the final piece needed for Nassau’s financial control board to reach a deal with County Executive Edward Mangano and the county unions to lift a three-year wage freeze, the board's chairman said Friday.
After Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo amended his budget proposal Thursday night to include speed cameras for Nassau and Suffolk, Jon Kaiman, chairman of the Nassau...Read more »
For Nassau politicians, it’s never too early to ponder the possibility of future political races.
If District Attorney Kathleen Rice, a Democrat, should run for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who is fighting cancer, and if Rice should win, political insiders are already speculating on who would take Rice’s DA job, a coveted slot that carries a lot of power and...Read more »