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  • Nassau expects state OK on tix surcharge, cig tax

     
    Nassau lawmakers, who made the rounds in Albany yesterday, are fairly confident the county will receive state approval to impose a new tax on cigarettes and a surcharge on traffic tickets. But they say Rochester Assemb. David Gantt (in......
  • Senate Democrats' pay scales up with majority

     
    NY 1 is broadcasting a story describing how, with the ascension to the majority, leading Senate Democrats gave out raises to staffers, on a par with what Republican equivalents were paid when they were in the majority. The salary......
  • Senate Dems: Taking their suburbanites for granted?

     
    Amid the current struggle at the state Capitol over a bad-news budget, could the new urban-dominated Democratic Senate majority leadership under Malcolm Smith be making the tactical mistake of taking the budget votes of Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington)...
  • Sen. Craig Johnson: Proud irritant-at-large?

     
    You could say he's just grandstanding -- and his fan base will just say he's advocating for the district. But like his colleague Brian Foley, the other Democrat in the 9-member Long Island Senate delegation, Craig Johnson of Port......
  • Reading between the lines on red-light cameras

     
    Nassau County has already planned to restore cuts to youth services and social programs by using revenue from the installation of cameras to catch motorists who run red lights. The bill has passed both houses of the state legislature,......
  • Naked Ambition

     
    Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1. State Sens. Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington), Brian Foley (D-Blue Point) and Jeff Klein (D-Bronx), announcing a proposal to restore the STAR tax rebate program ??? from a......
  • MTA $$ and the Senate: The Smith pitch for now

     
    Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, who agreed with Gov. David Paterson to reinject a payroll tax into the MTA bailout talks -- after allowing his suburban conference members to reject it -- said Monday night that there is a frame......
  • Senate Dems aim early mail at GOP Senators

     
    More than 20 months before the next election, Senate Democrats are already sending mail into the districts of marginal Senate Republicans, including 79-year-old Senate Veteran Owen Johnson. Mailings have also gone in the districts of Sen. Kemp Hannon (R-...
  • Skelos, in Mineola, takes on the Democrat(ic) Party

     
    Long Island Republicans are taking up the use of ???Democrat??? instead of ???Democratic??? when attacking their political adversaries. State Sen. Dean Skelos headed a news conference Thursday in Mineola to attack the MTA bailout plan for raising taxes,...
  • This time, MacKay supports Kumar's choices

     
    Don't expect the state Independence Party to be overturning the Nassau committee's endorsements this time out. State Independence Party chief Frank MacKay, right, said, "We're behind the county 100 percent and the chairman 100 percent. We support...
  • Cuomo on LI tax districts: Populism and civics

     
    The pitch has a fine populistic ring, and on Thursday before the audience at the Long Island Association, it rewarded state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo with the kind of vibes he must like. Here Cuomo stood, on his day......