Mangano budget proposal ‘is out of touch,’ blast Nassau Democrats

The Nassau County Democratic Caucus, claiming that County Executive Edward Mangano’s 2012 budget proposal is “out-of-touch,” discussed their initial reactions to the plan Thursday morning at the County Legislature in Mineola. The Democrats voiced strong criticism of Mangano’s “Fix Nassau Now” plan, which was proposed Sept. 15. The plan seeks to cut 1,010 jobs and close two county police precincts. Deputy Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams (center), flanked by Legis.... Read More

As Nassau Redistricting continues, the past returns to the podium

MINEOLA – Frederick K. Brewington asked around if anyone had some easels he could borrow. The noted civil rights attorney armed with notes, research and data took to the floor of the Nassau County Legislature Monday to give the politicians his take on the current redistricting war. Attorney Frederick K. Brewington argues his case for redistricting before the Nassau County Legislature “If you violate the voting rights act I’m coming,” Brewington declared... Read More

Battle over redistricting continues in Nassau County

MINEOLA – The Nassau County Legislature, led by the Republican Majority will continue their push to pass new legislative districts Monday, despite an order from Supreme Court Judge Steven Jaeger granting Democrats their requested temporary restraining order.   Jaeger ruled Thursday that the Republican Majority cannot pass, legislative clerk William Muller cannot certify and County Executive Ed Mangano cannot sign any piece of legislation regarding the proposed map until... Read More