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Posted on: July 19, 2021

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR MANSIONS PAY 0 PROPERTY TAX WHILE 65% OF HOMEOWNERS ARE SLAMMED WITH TAX HIKES

Nicolello, Majority Legislators Demand Answers from Administration

Mineola, NY – Nassau Legislature Presiding Officer Rich Nicolello today demanded answers from County Executive Laura Curran for a collection of mansions in the County, whose owner...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: July 13, 2021

NASSAU LEGISLATURE ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE CURRAN'S REASSESSMENT

NASSAU LEGISLATURE ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE CURRAN'S REASSESSMENT

Mineola, New York – The 2020-2021 tax year was the first year of County Executive Laura Curran's reassessment. That year saw a record number of griev...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: July 7, 2021

SCHAEFER – 14TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT INVITE YOU TO A NIGHT OUT 2021

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2021

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 • Rain or Shine

 

TWO LOCATIONS

 

Nassau County Legislators Rose Marie Walker and Laura Schaefer are joining together with the 2nd & 8th Precincts of the Nassau County Police Depart...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: July 7, 2021

VIRTUAL OVERDOSE PREVENTION SEMINAR with NALOXONE/NARCAN TRAINING

Wednesday, July 14, 2021  •  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A virtual training seminar through ZOOM  You can save the life of a loved one from overdose! 

Nassau County has been addressing the opioid crisis on multiple front...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update 7/2/21

Dear Resident, 

As you may already be aware, Nassau County, and many other municipalities, are in the process of suing opioid manufacturers and distributors for the role they may have played in the opioid abuse epidemic we are facing in Nassau Cou...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: June 29, 2021

NASSAU LEGISLATURE SETS ASIDE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO TREAT OPIOID ADDICTION

Currently, New York State, along with Nassau and Suffolk Counties are suing several opioid manufacturers in a class action lawsuit in federal court in Central Islip. The trial, which began this week, is to determine the liability of pharmaceutical manufac...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update: 6/25/21

Dear Resident, 

On May 17th, the County Executive announced a plan dubbed the “Homeowner Assistance Program" to give all Nassau residents who currently receive a STAR property tax exemption, $375 in tax relief as soon as possible. T...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update 6/11/21

Dear Resident, 

I, along with my colleagues in the Legislative Majority, am supporting a bill we introduced this week that will provide up to 5 additional days of paid leave annually for combat veterans employed by Nassau County.  The tim...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update 5/21/21

Dear Resident, 

This coming Monday, I will support two important pieces of legislation that are expected to be up for a vote before the full legislature.  One bill will require utilities and other entities that dig up county roads to inst...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: May 15, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update 5/14/21

Dear Resident,  

Recently, I learned that a bill has been introduced in the New York State Assembly and Senate, which will dramatically increase the tax on gasoline and the tax on products used to heat our homes. The proposed law entitled...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: May 12, 2021

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER ATTENDS CEREMONY TO HONOR FALLEN CORRECTION OFFICERS AND SHERIFFS

 

Legislator Laura Schaefer joined with other elected officials, law enforcement and union officials on May 6, 2021 to honor those Nassau County Correction Officers and Sheriffs that made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The ce...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: May 11, 2021

LEGISLATURE PASSED BILL APPROVING SCHOOL BUS STOP-ARM CAMERAS FOR SEPTEMBER 2021

The Nassau County Legislature Committees passed legislation to implement school bus STOP-arm cameras by September 2021. The legislation passed unanimously though the Public Safety, Finance and Rules committees.  This legislation comes after month...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update 5/7/2021

Dear Resident, 

As the capacity restrictions are being lifted, one area that New York State has failed to address is guidance on parades.  With Memorial Day just around the corner, earlier this week I joined my colleagues in the Legislati...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: May 6, 2021

NASSAU LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY TO STATE: KILL THE GAS TAX

The Nassau County Legislative Majority today announced its strong opposition to a bill under consideration in Albany that will raise gas taxes a whopping 55 cents to 98.12 cents per gallon, which will make New York’s gas tax 57% higher than every other st...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update 4/30/2021

Dear Resident, 

 

Earlier this month, the Legislative Majority convened a hearing focusing on anti-Asian hate crimes and violence.  During the hearing several Asian American community activists testified that they knew of many peo...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 28, 2021

LEGISLATURE CALLS FOR END TO NEW NY DISCOVERY LAWS THAT DISCOURAGE ANTI-ASIAN HATE CRIMES REPORTS

Over the last year, our nation has seen an increasing number of violent attacks on Asians as well as hate crimes in general aimed at people of different faiths and ethnicities. More recently, each week there is another story of an unprovoked attack on a m...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 26, 2021

LEGISLATURE INTRODUCES BILL MANDATING DISCLOSURE OF ANY NEW COUNTY HOMELESS SHELTER AGREEMENTS

Last year, it was revealed that a secret deal was made by the County Executive with the owners of the former Hampton Inn Jericho/Westbury at 120 Jericho Turnpike in Jericho guaranteeing the new landlord $36 million dollars over the course of ten years on ...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update

Legislative District 14 Update:

 

Dear Resident, 

Nassau’s positivity rate dipped below 3% last week for the first time in months and this week the numbers fell even further. As of yesterday, the figure stood at 2.6%.  Fo...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 21, 2021

NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT SAFETY TIPS TO PREVENT STOLEN CARS AND LARCENIES FROM VEHICLES

Every 45 seconds, a car is stolen in the United States, which is close to one million stolen vehicles per year. Thefts occur at all times of the day and night and usually happen when a car has been left unlocked with the key fob left inside a vehicle equi...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update

Dear Resident, 

 

This past Monday, a law introduced by the Nassau County Legislative Majority to prohibit the smoking or vaping of cannabis at all county-owned facilities was unanimously passed by legislative committees.  The res...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 12, 2021

LEGISLATIVE DEMOCRATS DEFEAT ELECTED ASSESSOR PROPOSAL

LEGISLATIVE DEMOCRATS DEFEAT 

ELECTED ASSESSOR PROPOSAL

 

COUNTY EXECUTIVE/ LEGISLATIVE DEMOCRATS REFUSE TO ALLOW PUBLIC TO VOTE ON ISSUE

Mineola, New York – Earlier this year, the Nassau County Legislative Majority filed a bill to ...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update: 4/9/21

Legislative District 14 Update:

 

Dear Resident, 

Earlier this week, I also participated in a legislative hearing to address anti-Asian violence and hate crimes.  Nassau County has one of the largest growing Asian populations in th...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update: 4/2/21

Dear Resident, 

 

As part of the Federal Government's recently passed American Rescue Act, Nassau County will receive almost $400 million dollars to be used for COVID-19 relief.  Earlier this week, I joined with my collea...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 1, 2021

SCHAEFER IS HOSTING A “SHED THE MEDS” DRUG DROP OFF EVENT IN BETHPAGE

SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021 • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Bethpage High School – 10 Cherry Ave., Bethpage

Stewart Avenue Parking Lot (across from Bethpage Park)

  

Nassau County Legislators Laura Schaefer and Rose Marie Walker are joi...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 30, 2021

LEGISLATURE ADVOCATES FOR FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP ORGANIZATIONS WITH EVENT SPACES

As part of the Federal Government's American Rescue Act, Nassau County will receive almost 400 million dollars to be used for COVID-19 relief. Today, Nassau County Legislature Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello joined with other elected official...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update 3/26/21

Legislative District 14 Update:

 

Dear Resident, 

 

Earlier this week, I was part of a unanimous vote by the Nassau County Legislature to establish a permanent memorial at Eisenhower Park to honor and remember those who have perishe...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update

Dear Resident, 

The month of March marks the one-year anniversary of the first recorded case of COVID-19 in New York State and sadly, the first death of a Nassau County resident from this deadly virus.  As a way to honor and remember thos...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 12, 2021

NASSAU LEGISLATORS SEEK ALLOWING SCHOOLS TO DECIDE ON RESTORING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Fueled by the increasing availability of the COVID-19 vaccine and a continued decline in the rate of infections, the Nassau County Legislative Majority is calling on New York State leaders to lift restrictions and allow individual districts full discretio...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Legislative District 14 - Newsletter

Dear Resident, 

I am pleased to report that the Nassau Coliseum will soon be utilized as a mass COVID-19 vaccination site. As I’ve previously conveyed, since early February, my colleagues in the Legislative Majority and I have been calli...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 5, 2021

COVID-19 MEMORIAL AT EISENHOWER PARK PROPOSED BY NASSAU LEGISLATORS

 

Mineola, NY – As a way to honor and remember those who perished from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nassau County Legislative Majority has introduced a resolution to establish a permanent memorial at Eisenhower Park. The measure w...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 4, 2021

VIRTUAL OVERDOSE PREVENTION SEMINAR with NALOXONE/NARCAN TRAINING

Wednesday, March 10, 2021  •  11:00 AM - 12:30 PMA virtual training seminar through ZOOM You can save the life of a loved one from overdose! 

Nassau County has been addressing the opioid crisis on multiple fronts, one of...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: February 17, 2021

NASSAU LEGISLATORS JOIN VACCINE REGISTRY EFFORTS, WANT MORE FOCUS ON VACCINATING SENIORS

The Nassau County Legislative Majority today joined the growing number of public officials across New York State calling for the establishment of a vaccine pre-registration system to help ease the nightmarish sign-up conditions that hundreds of thousands ...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: February 8, 2021

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY DENOUNCES WASTED VACCINE DOSES IN NEW YORK CITY

Reiterates Demand To Open City Vaccination Sites To Nassau Residents

In the wake of news stories that New York City is letting vaccines doses go to waste, the Nassau County Legislative Majority has again demanded that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio lif...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: February 4, 2021

MAJORITY REQUESTS GOVERNOR CUOMO OPEN MASS VACCINATION SITE AT NASSAU COLISEUM

Members of the Nassau County Legislature’s Republican Majority held a hearing on Thursday, February 4th to examine the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine within the county. During the course of the hearing, Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello led ...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: January 28, 2021

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE DEMANDS NEW YORK CITY LIFT RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS ON COVID-19 VACCINE

Announces Legislative Hearing to review Nassau Vaccine rollout

Today the Nassau County Legislative Majority demanded that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio lift the residency restriction to receive a vaccination at New York City testing sites allowing mor...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: January 26, 2021

COUNTY EXECUTIVE VETOES BILL TO CREATE GREATER TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has vetoed a bill passed by the Legislature that would bring more transparency to government. The bill required more advance public notice of the meetings, agendas and actions of the Nassau County Planning Commission w...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: January 20, 2021

SCHAEFER IS HOSTING A “SHED THE MEDS” DRUG DROP OFF EVENT IN CARLE PLACE

Saturday, February 13, 2021 • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMCarle Place High School - 168 Cherry Ln., Carle Place

Legislator Laura Schaefer is joining with the Nassau County Police Department and the Carle Place School District to host a “Shed the M...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: January 12, 2021

LEGISLATURE RENEWS CALL FOR ELECTED ASSESSOR AMID NEW APPOINTMENT

County Executive Laura Curran has signaled her intention to appoint Robin S. Laveman as the new Assessor of Nassau County. Laveman’s appointment would succeed current Assessor David Moog in the post. Moog is being moved to another department.&am...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: December 15, 2020

LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY PASSES BORROWING DEAL SAVING NASSAU TAXPAYERS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

After months of negotiations, members of the Legislative Majority have reached a deal with NIFA, and the Curran administration that will save Nassau taxpayers more than $200 million over the next 15 years while creating a fund to pay  small busin...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Nassau County Legislator Schaefer has teamed up with the US Marine Corps for the Toys for Tots

New, unwrapped toys will be collected untilTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 17TH

 

Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive drop-off boxes for new, unwrapped toys will be located at the following Nassau County locations:

 

EAST MEADOW:

  • Main Lobby of Administration...
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Legislative District 14
Posted on: December 1, 2020

MAJORITY RELEASES IG REPORT DETAILING 2 MILLION DOLLAR SCAM ON COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE

(Mineola, NY) – In September 2019, the Nassau County Comptroller’s Office and Comptroller Jack Schnirman fell victim to a cyber phishing scam that put $2 million of taxpayer money at risk, when the Comptroller’s Offi...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: November 23, 2020

DRIVE UP – DROP OFF – DRIVE AWAY! - SHED THE MEDS

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12th - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Garden City Village Hall - Parking Lot - 351 Stewart Ave., Garden City

Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer is joining with the Village of Garden City and the Garden City Police Department to host a...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: November 5, 2020

NEW YORK BLOOD CENTER ANNOUNCES BLOOD EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR DONORS

Cancelled blood drives and reduced donor turnout due to the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in substantially fewer blood donations than what is needed to meet the needs of patients in the hospitals served by New York Blood Center.  

“Eve...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: October 23, 2020

LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY SUBMITS COMMON SENSE AMENDMENTS TO COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S BUDGET

LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY SUBMITS COMMON SENSE AMENDMENTS TO COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S BUDGET

 

Returns Money to Taxpayers, Restores Bus Lines, adds additional 

Ambulance Personnel, Creates Fund to Pay down debt

(Mineola, NY) - The Majority Ca...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: September 22, 2020

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER ANNOUNCES CRP MONEY FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Legislator Laura Schaefer joined with the members of the Nassau County Legislature to approve funding for numerous projects in District 14 with Community Revitalization Project (CRP) funds. These Inter-Municipal Agreements (IMAs) fund local fire departmen...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: September 21, 2020

SAFELY DISCARD OF MEDICATIONS AT THE “SHED THE MEDS” DRUG TAKE-BACK EVENT

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24th – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PMBethpage High School – Stewart Avenue Parking Lot(Across from Bethpage Park)

Nassau County Legislators Laura Schaefer and Rose Marie Walker are joining with the Nassau County Police Department...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: July 30, 2020

LEGISLATURE TO RENAME COUNTY POLICE HEADQUARTERS AFTER FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN POLICE COMMISSIONER

The Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature held a press conference on July 30th, to announce the naming of the Nassau County Police Department headquarters building after former Police Commissioner William J. Willett. Commissioner Willett, who s...

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Legislative District 14