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On Monday, Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen, a Democrat, was expected to present her tentative 2019 budget to the Town Board. However, just before Monday’s special meeting began, the other six members of the Republican-controlled board held a news conference, announcing that they had their own spending plan, which they said would lower taxes by 4.2 percent. more
Republican Ameer Benno in the 4th Congressional District is challenging incumbent two-term Congresswoman Kathleen Rice, a Democrat. The Herald asked Benno and Rice questions focusing on issues vital to the residents of the 4th C.D., which encompasses several suburban communities in southern and central Nassau County. more
For the second time, Democrat Mike Reid, of Merrick, is challenging longtime incumbent Republican Assemblyman Dave McDonough, also of Merrick, for his 14th District seat. The Herald asked both … more
In the waning months of her first year in office, County Legislator Debra Mulé has hired a new legislative aide that will serve as a Hispanic community liaison in an effort to support and connect with the sizable Latino population that lives in District 5 — Baldwin, Freeport, Merrick, Oceanside and South Hempstead. more
The Hempstead Town Board unanimously approved legislation on Sept. 20 requiring businesses to place signs at cash registers warning about the dangers of electronic aerosol delivery systems, including vapes and electronic cigarettes. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is likely looking at a third term in office, after he defeated his primary challenger, progressive actor and activist Cynthia Nixon, by more than 30 percentage points in Thursday’s Democratic primary. more
Deputy Assembly Speaker Earlene Hooper, after 30 years, is seeking another term representing District 18. Her Democratic primary opponent this year, however, has won the support of the Nassau County Democratic Committee. more
New Yorkers headed to the polls to vote in the 2018 primaries on a Thursday, rather than a Tuesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is facing his own primary challenge by "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia … more
For the third time in recent months, Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen tried to open discussion on Tuesday on how the Town Board should fill vacancies when seats open up outside the election season, and for a third — and possibly final — time, Republican members blocked discussion on the subject. more
Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen denounced a proposed measure on Aug. 2 that would extend civil-service worker pay scales to appointed employees, effectively giving them a combined $800,000 … more
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