A weekly look-in at the news of Nassau County.
Election season is heating up.
A familiar face in North Hempstead politics announced his run for Nassau County Comptroller Thursday. Nassau Legis. Wayne Wink
, D-Roslyn, will challenge Republican George Maragos for the post of fiscal watchdog for the county.
Wink, 46, a former North Hempstead councilman who holds a law degree
from St. John’s, is the ranking member of the Finance and the
Government Services committees. He also serves on the Budget Review
“Nassau County’s financial house is broken, and I am running to fix it,” Wink said.
North Hempstead Supervisor Kaiman sees the Dem field shaping up
nicely. “Wayne Wink and [former Comptroller] Howard Weitzman are both
talking about it,” Kaiman said. “They are both extremely smart and
talented public servants. They both have great skill sets for the job.
We’ll see what happens. Either one would be a tremendous asset.”
Weitzman, a two-term comptroller under Tom Suozzi, is the former mayor of Great Neck Estates.
As for his own political prospects, Kaiman said he will not run for county executive in November.Story by Jason MolinetHaber Responds to Mangano's "State of the County" AddressThe following is from Democratic Nassau County Executive candidate Adam Haber:
"Mangano’s 'State of the County' address is more of the same,
speaking out both sides of his mouth. Mangano says that taxes have not
gone up but Nassau's middle class families know they are being squeezed
by paying more fees, while government services are getting cut. We
need a change from the status quo of the past two administrations that
lurch from crisis to crisis, burden families with fees and taxes and
fail to create a way forward. We need long term strategic planning and
an efficient government that puts Nassau back on track."$36.4 Million in Child Tax Credits Available to Nassau Families
More than 1 million middle class families across New York State will
benefit from a child tax credit that will be enacted as part of the
2013-2014 Budget, the state Division of Budget announced today.
As part of the agreement reached by the governor, the senate and the
assembly, families with incomes between $40,000 and $300,000 will be
eligible to receive a new child tax credit of $350 per-year for three
years. The credit, which will be delivered as a check, will begin in
In Nassau County, 104,086 families will receive a total of $36.4 million.
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