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Mangano ends fight on outside counsel hiring

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano speaks at the

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano speaks at the press conference after the meeting with Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. (May 5, 2010) Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile

 County Executive Edward Mangano Thursday  gave up his fight to bypass the county legislature when hiring outside legal counsel, ending the likelihood of a nasty legal battle between Nassau elected officials. 

"While the county attorney has expressed valid issues concerning the need for outside counsel, an open government is most important to me," Mangano said. "Therefore, to preserve that utmost transparency, the county attorney will be forwarding such contracts for approval."

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