News Clips

  • Kaminsky: MTA, LIRR need cameras now to deter terrorism

    September 21, 2016 - 12:00am

    A state lawmaker is calling on the MTA to speed up plans to install cameras on trains and stations throughout the system, including along the LIRR, to help protect commuters from a potential terrorist attack.

    Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority released new details Wednesday of plans to renovate two of its busiest stations.

  • Legislator Judy Jacobs defined public service

    September 15, 2016 - 12:00am

    Judy Jacobs served Nassau County with exceptional skill and contagious joy for two decades, a local activitist who quickly found herself in a leading role to save the county from a calamitous bankruptcy.

  • Eramo wins the Democratic Primary

    September 13, 2016 - 12:00am

    Long Beach City Councilman Anthony Eramo defeated former Nassau County Legislator Jeff Toback by a wide margin in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for the vacant 20th Assembly District seat.

    According to unofficial results released with all 114 voting districts reporting, Eramo had 2,828 votes, or 71 percent, while Toback garnered 1,130 votes, or 28 percent.

    Eramo will face Republican candidate Missy Miller, of Atlantic Beach, and Green Party candidate Joseph Naham, of Long Beach, in the Nov. 8 general election.

  • Make the Road Action endorses Democratic candidates on LI

    August 29, 2016 - 12:00am

    A political advocacy group representing Long Island’s Latino communities has endorsed Democrats in a range of competitive local congressional and state legislative races.

  • SD-6: CWA Endorses Cronin

    August 29, 2016 - 12:00am

    The Communications Workers of America has endorsed Democratic Senate hopeful Ryan Cronin in his bid to unseat Republican incumbent Kemp Hannon.

    The endorsement from CWA District 1 — a union that represents more than 150,000 workers — comes as the Cronin-Hannon race is among a handful of top tier battleground districts for control of the Senate this fall.

    “I’m proud to receive CWA’s endorsement and the support of their hardworking men and women on Long Island,” Cronin said in a statement.

  • Cuomo names Weitzman, ex-Nassau comptroller, to NIFA board

    August 26, 2016 - 12:00am

    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Friday appointed Howard Weitzman to the Nassau Interim Finance Authority, ignoring the objections of County Executive Edward Mangano, who contended the former county comptroller is too partisan to serve on the board.

    In May, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie nominated Weitzman, a Democrat who served two terms as comptroller from 2001-2009, to replace Adam Haber on the state oversight board, which is in control of the county’s finances.

  • Lawmaker Pushes For Greater Transparency In Nassau County Government

    August 23, 2016 - 12:00am

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — One Long Island lawmaker is pushing for greater transparency in Nassau County on multi-million dollar contract awards.

    Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) has introduced legislation that requires all contracts above $3 million receive a full legislative vote from all 19 members.

    Curran said currently “hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts are voted on by just the seven members of the Legislature’s Rules Committee,” which she notes is one-third of the whole body.

  • SD-9: Kaminsky Endorsed By League Of Conservation Voters

    August 16, 2016 - 12:00am

    Sen. Todd Kaminsky on Monday was endorsed for his re-election by the League of Conservation Voters.

    Kaminsky, a Democrat, is running for a full two-year term after winning a special election in April to fill the vacant Senate seat formerly held by ex-Majority Leader Dean Skelos.

    “Long Island is home to a precious coastal environment that is fundamental to our heritage and working to protect it for future generations is one of our solemn responsibilities,” Kaminsky said.

  • Anthony Eramo leads Jeff Toback in fundraising in Assembly race

    August 15, 2016 - 12:00am

    Long Beach City Councilman Anthony Eramo is leading former Nassau County Legis. Jeff Toback in fundraising in advance of the Democratic primary in the vacant 20th Assembly district, according to new State Board of Election campaign filings.

    The 32-day pre-primary campaign filings cover the period from July 12 through Aug. 8. The primary is Sept. 13.

    Eramo, a two-term councilman who is backed by the Nassau Democratic Committee, raised $30,550, spent $982 and has $133,558 on hand. In July he transferred $18,632 from his Long Beach account.

  • PAC pushing for Child Victims Act endorses Long Island Democrat’s reelection to state Senate

    August 1, 2016 - 12:00am

    ALBANY - The Democrat who won disgraced state Senate GOP Majority Leader Dean Skelos' Long Island seat has the backing of a political action committee pushing for enactment of the Child Victims Act.

    The Fighting for Children PAC, created by upstate investor and child sex abuse survivor Gary Greenberg, has endorsed Sen. Todd Kaminsky's reelection. Kaminsky, a former federal prosecutor, won the seat in a special election in April.