News Clips

  • State legislators call for measures to end corruption

    July 25, 2017

    Three Democratic state legislators Tuesday urged their colleagues to support several initiatives that they said would help end corruption on Long Island and statewide, and “ensure good, open, honest government.”

    Sen. John Brooks (D-Seaford) and Assemb. Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) and Christine Pellegrino (D-West Islip), joined by the head of the good-government group Common Cause New York, spoke outside the Town of Oyster Bay’s Town Hall South in Massapequa.

  • Independent I.G. needed for county contracts

    July 20, 2017

    Millions of taxpayer dollars are spent each year on infrastructure improvements in the capital plan that I support. As your legislator, responsible funding of projects is a major priority of mine.

    To be optimal stewards of taxpayer dollars, a critical step is to ensure due diligence is given when reviewing and approving contracts.

    Unfortunately, our county executive who is under indictment oversees the current process.

    His deputy county executive has stated that he is also under investigation for contract steering.

  • Curran outraises Martins, Maragos in Nassau County exec race

    July 17, 2017

    Democrat Laura Curran leads the fundraising race among Nassau County executive candidates, having collected $715,000 more in recent months than potential primary opponent George Maragos and about $400,000 more than Republican Jack Martins, according to reports filed Monday with the state Board of Elections.

    The reports, which cover activity from mid-January through last week, are the first to reflect the period since all county executive candidates launched their campaigns and began active fundraising.

  • Schnirman outlines plan to fix Nassau County finances

    June 28, 2017

    Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman, a Democratic candidate for Nassau County comptroller, outlined his priorities on Tuesday, promising to improve fiscal transparency and serve as an “independent fiscal watchdog.”

    He suggested opening up and modernizing government and cleaning up the county contracting system.

    Schnirman is running against Republican Steve Labriola, Nassau’s chief deputy comptroller. Labriola’s campaign has a similar pledge to “restore the taxpayer trust” and increase how many audits are conducted by the comptroller’s office.

  • Press Release: Oyster Bay Democrats Unveil Strongest Ethics Reforms in Town’s History

    June 26, 2017

    Oyster Bay Democrats and Local Residents Unveil Strongest Ethics Reforms in Town’s History and Demand Repeal and Refund of the “Venditto Corruption Tax”Oyster Bay, NY (June 26, 2017)  – Oyster Bay Democratic Candidate for Town Supervisor Dr. Marc Herman, along with Town Council Candidates Robert Freier, James Versocki, Eva Pearson and Clerk Candidate Dean Hart joined local residents in announcing sweeping ethics reforms today for Town government in response to years of Republican neglect, mismanagement and corruption

  • Two Democrats involved in Nassau courts named to Court of Claims

    June 25, 2017

    Two Democratic attorneys involved in the Nassau court system were sworn in as state Court of Claims judges last week.

    Former Nassau County Court Judge Steven M. Jaeger and trial lawyer Carmen St. George, who ran unsuccessfully for District Court judge in Hempstead in 2011, were nominated by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and confirmed by the state Senate last Monday.

  • Laura Curran gets 1199-SEIU backing

    June 23, 2017

    Democratic Nassau County executive candidate Laura Curran has picked up endorsements from two of the area’s large labor unions, including one that sometimes backs local Republicans.

    Curran last week announced endorsements from 32BJ SEIU, which represents property service workers, and 1199-SEIU, the nation’s largest health care workers’ union. Though 32BJ consistently gets behind local Democrats, 1199 occasionally backs Republicans.

  • Long Beach City Council endorses Laura Curran

    June 23, 2017

    The Long Beach City Council has endorsed Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) in her bid for county executive, saying that she would root out corruption and fix the county’s finances.

  • Kathleen Rice endorses Laura Curran for Nassau County executive

    June 5, 2017

    Rep. Kathleen Rice (D- Garden City) on Monday, June 5, 2017, announced she is endorsing Legis. Laura Curran for Nassau County executive.

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  • Suozzi, 2 Nassau legislators back Curran for county executive

    May 31, 2017

    Democratic Nassau County executive candidate Laura Curran got endorsements Wednesday from three elected officials aiming to solidify party unity.

    U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a former county executive, along with county Legislators Delia DeRiggi-Whitton and Arnold Drucker, backed Curran a week after state Assemblyman Charles Lavine dropped out of the Democratic primary race.