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On Jan. 30, state lawmakers approved the first new gun control laws since the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act passed in 2013. Gun control advocates cheered the further tightening … more
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran on Jan. 10 announced the formation of a task force to study the impact legal recreational marijuana might have on the county. Nassau County Police Commissioner … more
U.S. Rep. Thomas Suozzi, a Glen Cove Democrat, was appointed Thursday to the powerful Committee on Ways and Means, the chief tax-writing committee of the House of Representatives. The … more
Allen Fagin, of Woodmere, who is the executive vice president of the Orthodox Union and the former chairman of Proskauer Rose LLP, is one of 36 people on New York Attorney General-Elect Letitia James’ transition committee. James was sworn in on Dec. 31 more
Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal attorney who arranged six-figure payments to a porn star and a Playboy model to buy their silence about affairs with Trump, is going to prison. U.S. … more
The Republican-majority Hempstead Town Board on Oct. 30 passed its $432.5-million budget by a vote of 6-1. Town Supervisor Laura Gillen, a Democrat, did not endorse the spending plan, which, she said, relied on uncertain savings to fund an $11-million tax cut. more
Herald Community Newspapers editors and reporters have spent the past two months reporting on Election 2018, and on Tuesday, November 6th, it will all boil down to a single factor: your vote.  more
The Herald endorses Michaelle Solages, a Democrat from Valley Stream, for the 22nd Assembly District seat. Solages was first elected to the office in 2012, when the district was formed from parts … more
In the nearly two years that Atlantic Beach resident Melissa Miller has been a state assemblywoman, she has learned that government moves at a glacial pace — which Miller, the mother of a special-needs child, finds frustrating. more
To slash through the sea of partisanship that now engulfs Congress, strong proponents of bipartisanship and people of action are needed. more
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