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The House of Representatives tax-reform bill was passed by a 227 to 205 vote on Nov. 16, paving the way for high-tax suburban regions like Long Island to be hit hard as the legislation would limit or eliminate deductions for property taxes, mortgage interest, and state and local taxes, while much of the rest of the country could see at least modest cuts in their federal tax bills, according to elected local leaders. more
Locally, regionally and nationally, Election Night 2017 was a victorious one for Democrats. The party took the top jobs in Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead, George Latimer won the county executive post in Westchester and a Ralph Northam captured the gubernatorial race in Virginia. more
For the first time in more than a century, the Town of Hempstead will have a Democratic supervisor. Laura Gillen, a Rockville Centre attorney, defeated incumbent Republican Anthony Santino on Tuesday night, by roughly 2,000 votes. more
For the first time in more than a century, the Town of Hempstead will have a Democratic supervisor. Laura Gillen, a Rockville Centre attorney, defeated incumbent Republican Anthony Santino on Tuesday night by roughly 2,000 votes. more
Baldwin Democrat Laura Curran pulled out a victory over Republican Jack Martins in the race for Nassau County’s highest seat on Tuesday night, withall precincts reporting, … more
The resumes of the two candidates for county comptroller, Democrat Jack Schnirman and Republican Steve Labriola, make clear that both have solid educations and a range of relevant experience. more
On Monday, Nassau County voters began receiving a campaign mailer, sent by the State Republican Committee, linking Nassau County executive candidate Laura Curran with the notorious El Salvadoran … more
Nassau County comptroller is one of three major positions that will be decided on Election Day, Nov. 7. Republican Steve Labriola and Democrat Jack Schnirman are the major party candidates. North Woodmere resident Laurence “Seth” Hirsh is running on the Green Party line. The Herald asked the two major party candidates key questions in advance of the voters’ decision. more
Seven-term County Legislator Denise Ford is being opposed by fellow Long Beach resident Jane Smith Fisher in the Nassau County 4th legislative district. The district encompasses Long Beach, Lido Beach, Atlantic Beach, East Atlantic Beach, Point Lookout and Island Park, and parts of East Rockaway, Oceanside, Woodmere, Lawrence and Cedarhurst. more
Five-term County Legislator Howard Kopel is being opposed by Karen Blitz of Rockville Centre in the Nassau County 7th legislative district. The district includes Oceanside, Rockville Centre, East Rockaway, Cedarhurst, Woodmere and parts of Hewlett, Lawrence, Baldwin, Valley Stream and Lynbrook. more
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