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Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano wanted the capital budget to be fair. He even took money out of the spending plan that would have gone to his hometown of Bethpage, his top aide, Rob Walker, told the Nassau County Legislature on Friday.

Hey! Wait a minute! Didn’t Rose Marie Walker, Rob’s mother, replace Mangano as the county legislator from Bethpage at the beginning of the year? She did.

“And you took money out of your mother’s district?” Legis. Francis Becker of Lynbrook asked.

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Rob Walker’s response was lost in the laughter.

Rose Marie Walker was smiling.

“I wouldn’t be going over for dinner any time soon,” Becker said.