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New York unveils groundbreaking payroll tax credit for local news outlets, boosting journalism sustainability and democracy. more
An advocacy group determined to save local news in New York rallied in Albany in an effort to bring more lawmakers to their cause. more
A statewide group of local news organizations — comprising of more than 100 newspapers across New York — has launched The Empire State Local News Coalition, a joint advocacy effort to advance a legislative package intended to deliver long-term sustainability to the sector. more
After a contentious special election, Tom Suozzi has won back his old seat in Congress with 5.8. Despite a vigorous campaign by his Republican opponent Mazi Melesa Pilip, Suozzi’s election … more
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman's efforts to bring in Hofstra University president Susan Poser before the county legislature will have to wait until February. more
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman ordered Hofstra University president Susan Poser to appear in front of the county legislature next week. But it seems Blakeman and others will have to wait until at least February. more
The battle between Nassau County and Hofstra University appears to be heating up beyond the legal action between the two. County Executive Bruce Blakeman says he has subpoenaed Hofstra president Susan Poser, accusing her of colluding with a competing casino organization in an effort to derail plans by Las Vegas Sands to redevelop the Nassau Coliseum. more
George Santos has become the first  congressman to be expelled from the U.S. House of Representatives without first being convicted of a felony since the Civil War. more
Eleven people were murdered Oct. 27, 2018, in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, just for being Jewish. It was the event that changed synagogue life forever, according to Ian Brecher, executive vice president of the Oceanside Jewish Center. more
U.S. Representative Andrew Garbarino, who represents New York’s second congressional district — one of the four districts on Long Island — has introduced a bill to help ensure the safety of boaters on and around Long Island. more
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