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Speaker Carl Heastie: Will act ‘soon’ on NIFA board vacancy

Adam Barsky, IDB Bank executive director, named as

Adam Barsky, IDB Bank executive director, named as NIFA Chair, photographed in his offices, Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Credit: Bryan R. Smith / Bryan R. Smith

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has named former New York City budget director Adam Barsky as chairman of the Nassau Interim Finance Authority, but the state oversight board will soon be down another member.

Businessman Adam Haber, appointed to the board at the recommendation of Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx), is stepping down to run for the State Senate.

Nassau Legis. Judith Jacobs (D-Woodbury) wrote to Cuomo and Heastie urging “swift action” to fill Haber’s seat. “NIFA is most valuable to Nassau County when the board is completely filled,” she wrote. Heastie spokesman Michael Whyland said the speaker plans to “recommend someone soon.”

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