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Small towns are suddenly fighting big tobacco with local laws. First Suffolk County, New York raised the minimum age to ...
by Jen Hayden
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Nov 10, 2014 at 01:29 PM PST with 1 Recommend
In the absence of progress in the New York state legislature, demonstrators marched to the Nassau County legislative building yesterday to support a measure that would ban ...
by rserven
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 04:00 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
On Tuesday Nov. 5, numerous important elections ...
by Jeff Singer
Comment Count 87 comments on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 09:29 AM PST with 29 Recommends
( x-posted at Act Now ) Of course your first reaction to this will be Nassau County?? Wtf is this guy smoking? But it's true. Look at the other races: Normally the markee of races of the ...
by Roatti
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 05:24 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
(X-Posted at my group's blog, ACT NOW ) For a long time I've given Andrew ...
by Roatti
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 01:21 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Nassau County, NY, just east of NYC on Long Island, is one of the wealthiest counties in the country. But, after electing a tea party Republican county executive in 2009, it cannot balance its ...
by devtob
Comment Count 148 comments on Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 07:13 PM PST with 236 Recommends
I just received a news flash from the New York Times that the State of New York has officially taken control of Nassau County's finances. Nassau is one of, if not the, richest county in the state (...
by betson08
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 01:04 PM PST with 20 Recommends
Complacency and lethargy ruined Dems chances in ...
by Rodkovel
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Jan 13, 2011 at 01:40 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Apparently, lowering taxes doesn't fix every single problem, including cancer. Facing a huge budget deficit when ...
by kos
Comment Count 160 comments on Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 07:36 PM PST with 0 Recommends
Loula Loi Alafoyiannis introduced me to Vicky Tzolis in Congresswoman Carolyn B. ...
by jimluce
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 04:28 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Roberta Miller was laid off from her Nassau County government job in 1992 because she was a Democrat during a Republican administration. Yesterday, a jury decided that Nassau County "acted in bad ...
by MJ via Chicago
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 05:36 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
This is the next in a series that I've been writing called "Future Trends". In this series I've been steadily looking at various states across the country, analyzing where trends are going. The last ...
by oceanstar17
Comment Count 35 comments on Mon Mar 02, 2009 at 03:52 PM PST with 13 Recommends
REPORT FROM IVAW MEMBER: On Wednesday, October 15th 2008, a peaceful protest outside the third Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on Long Island was met with violence and misconduct by ...
by bspector
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu Oct 16, 2008 at 12:12 PM PDT with 55 Recommends
On days like these, I feel that a fifth grader could do a better job running John McCain's campaign. Surveying the reaction to this mortgage proposal - the American Homeownership Resurgence Plan (...
by Kula2316
Comment Count 189 comments on Thu Oct 09, 2008 at 01:54 AM PDT with 337 Recommends
Former Republican machine stronghold now governed by a Democrat with the Deamocratic majority in the county legislature. County Executive Suozzi ran against Spitzer in the 2006 primary. He may ...
by bten
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Jul 29, 2008 at 07:49 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I voted in the primary in my regular polling place in Oceanside, Long Island, and discovered that the inspectors did not have my name in their registry, even though I have voted as a registered ...
by EBS11572
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Feb 05, 2008 at 06:54 AM PST with 14 Recommends
Guess the only poetry this body likes is of the "monkey see, monkey do" variety. So much for free speech. "A Nassau legislative comittee yesterday voted down a proposal to name the county's first ...
by LIMAMA
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 03:20 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
When Maureen O'Connell was told to run for the New York State Senate, she took it seriously. O'Connell is running from her party name, running from her State Assembly record, running from the other ...
by stjohnixx
Comment Count 0 comments on Fri Jan 26, 2007 at 08:04 AM PST with 4 Recommends