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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update

Dear Resident, 

Earlier this year, I joined County Executive Blakeman and my colleagues in the Legislative Majority to announce a new program that would provide grants to veterans’ halls and facilities.  This initiative is inten...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: September 20, 2022

NASSAU LEGISLATURE HONORS TOP DETECTIVES FOR SEPTEMBER 2022

On September 19th, the Nassau County Legislature honored two Detectives from the Third Squad as Top Detectives for September 2022.

On April 22nd, a man was assaulted at Chuck E. Cheese in Hempstead. He was transferred to Winthrop where he was found to have...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update

Dear Resident,This week, the County Administration announced the names of some of the organizations it will be distributing funds to that were received as part of the opioid litigation settlement.  As you may already be aware, the settlement fund...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update: 9/9/22

Dear Resident, 

I am pleased to report that our ongoing efforts to increase the senior citizen tax exemption bracket for eligible Nassau County residents is finally becoming a reality.  

This hard-fought battle first started over five year...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update: 9/2/22

Dear Resident, 

To help offer tax relief to eligible Nassau County homeowners, I will be hosting four property tax exemptions workshops in my district.  The Department of Assessment staff will be on hand to provide individual assistance t...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: August 17, 2022

YOU COULD BE SAVING HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS OFF YOUR PROPERTY TAXES!

LEGISLATOR LAURA SCHAEFER’S2022 PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOPS 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6TH – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PMHicksville Public Library – 169 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH – 1:00 PM ...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update: 8/12/22

Dear Resident, 

This week, the MTA released its environmental analysis of the proposed Congestion Pricing Plan that would affect drivers entering Manhattan below 60th street. The analysis suggests tolls could be as high as $34.50 per day for cars ...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update: 8/5/22

Dear Resident, 

Earlier this week I joined my colleagues in the Legislative Majority along with other elected officials to demand that Governor Hochul sign legislation that would give Nassau County senior citizens near parity with New York City on...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: July 7, 2022

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2022

Legislator Rose Marie Walker – 17th Legislative DistrictLegislator Laura Schaefer – 14th Legislative Districtand The Nassau County Police DepartmentInvite You To

America’s Night Out Against CrimeNATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2022Tuesday,...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: June 29, 2022

VIRTUAL OVERDOSE PREVENTION SEMINAR with NALOXONE/NARCAN TRAINING

Wednesday, July 6, 2022  •  11:00 AM - 12:30 PMA virtual training seminar through ZOOMYou can save the life of a loved one from overdose!

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

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update: 06/17/22

Dear Resident, 

Next Tuesday is officially the first day of summer.  Here in Nassau County our Parks, Recreation and Museum Department has put together a magnificent lineup of free outdoor entertainment from now through the end of August....

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update: 06/10/22

Dear Resident, 

In an effort to further address the on-going effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, during this week’s Legislative Committees meetings, I helped pass two pieces of legislation, which will provide necessary monetary aid to publ...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: June 10, 2022

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE PASSES COVID FUNDS FOR SCHOOLS AND VEEB THROUGH LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES

Mineola, NY--- During today’s meeting of the Nassau County Legislature’s Legislative Committees, two pieces of legislation were passed, which will provide necessary monetary aid to public, private and charter schools, as well as to the...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update: 6/6/22

Dear Resident, 

 

As we all know, Long Island is susceptible to hurricanes. Some of us are still dealing with the aftermath of Irene in 2011 and the remnants of Sandy in 2012.  While we cannot pre­vent hurricanes from hitt...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update: 5/27/23

Dear Resident, 

We are all feeling the pain of the horrific and senseless shooting that occurred at Robb Elementary School in Texas this week.  As a society, we must do all that we can to end this senseless carnage.  In the comin...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update: 5/20/23

Legislative District 14 Update:

Dear Resident, 

Below are several items of note that I wanted to bring to your attention:

 

  • On Friday, May 27, at 11:30 a.m., the Legislative Majority will co-host a press event with the Museum of American Arm...
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Legislative District 14
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update: 5/13/22

Dear Resident, 

 

I wanted to fill you in on some of the recent activities that I’ve been involved with:

 

  • Catalytic converter thefts have been on the rise in Nassau County and across the country due to the value of the me...
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Legislative District 14
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update: 5/3/22

Dear Resident, 

Spring is finally in full swing and that means summer is not far behind.  With that in mind, there are several initiatives being facilitated through our Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums that I wanted to bring to...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: May 2, 2022

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER TO HOST A FREE CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY INSPECTION

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2022  •  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Bethpage Community Park – 1001 Stewart Ave., Bethpage

Did you know that 3 out of 4 child car seats are installed incorrectly? Nassau County Legislator Laura...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 26, 2022

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER HONORS NASSAU COUNTY’S REGENERON FINALISTS

The Nassau County Legislature honored Nassau County’s Regeneron finalists. 5 Nassau County high school seniors were among the 40 finalists chosen in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2022 competition, and many more were among the runner ups. T...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update: 4/22/22

Dear Resident, 

I wanted to remind our residents that the property tax grievance filing deadline, which was extended by the Nassau County Legislature to give people more time to challenge their assessments, will expire on May 2, 2022.  If...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update 4/15/22

Dear Resident,  

Earlier this week, I joined my colleagues in the Legislative Majority and Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder to announce a local law to provide another tool for the county in its fight against the theft and illegal resale ...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 14, 2022

COUNTY LEGISLATURE INTRODUCES LAW TO COMBAT THEFT OF VEHICLE CATALYTIC CONVERTERS

The Nassau County Legislative Majority joined with Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder and Upper Brookville Mayor Elliot Conway to announce a local law to provide another tool for the county in its fight against the rising theft and illegal resale of cataly...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 11, 2022

KENNEDY PARK COMMUNITY CLEANUP

   • Saturday, April 23, 2022 • 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon •Kennedy Park – Jerusalem Ave. & Broadway, Hicksville

Help keep our community clean. Join Legislator Laura Schaefer, Legislator Rose M...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 11, 2022

HALLS POND PARK COMMUNITY CLEANUP

 Sunday, April 24, 2022 • 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM •Halls Pond Park – 831 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead

Nassau County Legislators Laura Schaefer and John Giuffré are joining with the West Hempst...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update 4/8/2022

Dear Resident,

Recently, the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) issued a public alert concerning an increase in stolen autos and vehicle break-ins.  The thefts are occurring at all times of the day and night and more often than not, involve c...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update 4/1/22

Legislative District 14 Update:

Dear Resident, 

On Wednesday, I joined with the Legislature’s Majority Caucus, numerous veteran groups, and County Executive Blakeman to announce the creation of a program using American Rescue and Recovery...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: April 1, 2022

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 NoonBethpage High School – 10 Cherry Ave., BethpageStewart Avenue Parking Lot (across from Bethpage Park)

Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer is joining with the Nassau County Police Departm...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 30, 2022

COUNTY EXECUTIVE BLAKEMAN AND PRESIDING OFFICER NICOLELLO ANNOUNCE GRANTS FOR VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS

The Nassau County Legislative Majority joined County Executive Bruce Blakeman to announce that the county is creating a program to provide grants for veterans’ halls and facilities. The grant funds will come from federal American Rescue and Reco...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Legislative 14 District Update 3/25/22

Dear Resident,

Earlier this week I joined with my fellow legislators and NICE Bus CEO, Jack Khzouz, to announce the planned purchase of six new electric buses for NICE’s fleet.  Later that same day I was part of a unanimous vote approvin...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 25, 2022

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER HONORS NASSAU COUNTY TOP COPS WHO STOPPED SCAMMER

Legislator Laura Schaefer joined with the Nassau County Legislature to honor 3 police officers who took a dangerous suspect off the streets who committed numerous crimes, including attempted murder and robbery.

On February 28th, Bureau of Special Operation...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 23, 2022

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE CELEBRATES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

 

 On March 21st, the Nassau County Legislature held its annual Women’s History Month celebration and honored two Nassau County residents who have been trailblazers in their fields, and dedicated community members.  

The first hon...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 22, 2022

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE ANNOUNCES ELECTRIC NICE BUS INITIATIVE

With gas prices surging nation-wide, and increased environmental concerns being raised by many, there has been a push to use more public transportation to both save money and ease our carbon footprint. 

The Nassau County Legislature held a press c...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 16, 2022

SCHAEFER ANNOUNCES ON-GOING UKRAINIAN RELIEF DRIVE A HUGE SUCCESS

In less than a week, the Nassau County Legislature’s Ukrainian Relief Drive collection bins at Cantiague Park have overflowed with supplies. Legislator Laura Schaefer, whose district includes Cantiague in Hicksville, and Legislator Rose Marie Walker, help...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update 3/10/22

Legislative District 14 Update: 

Dear Resident, 

The Legislative Majority has created a Humanitarian Relief Drive to assist those in need in Ukraine.  Collections bins have been placed in several locations throughout Nassau County...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 8, 2022

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY TO HOST HUMANITARIAN RELIEF DRIVE FOR UKRAINE

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY TO HOST HUMANITARIAN RELIEF DRIVE FOR UKRAINE

Collections Include Medical and Personal Hygiene Supplies 

The Nassau County Legislative Majority has started a Humanitarian Relief Drive to aid the victims of the Rus...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 3, 2022

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE PASSES $2M FOR SEPTIC PROGRAM

Program grants eligible property owners up to $20,000 for nitrogen reducing septic upgrades 

Nassau County, NY -- On February 28th, the Nassau County Legislature passed a supplemental appropriation of a $2 million grant from the New York ...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 3, 2022

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER HONORS NASSAU COUNTY TOP COPS WHO STOPPED SCAMMER

Mineola, NY— On February 28th, Legislator Laura Schaefer and the Nassau County Legislature honored two police officers as Top Cops who stopped a scammer who was preying on a senior citizen in Seaford. The doorbell camera video of the incident ha...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 2, 2022

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Honorees include Suffolk Police Commissioner and Small Business Owner

(Mineola, New York) – On February 28th, the Nassau County Legislature honored two inspirational individuals for their annual Black History Month celebration. The two honorees, from both ...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update 2/11/22

Dear Resident, 

This past Monday, the Nassau County Legislature voted to extend the property tax grievance filing deadline to May 2nd in order to give people more time to challenge their assessments.  Remember, you do not have to pay a la...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: February 10, 2022

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER HONORS TOP COPS FOR FEBRUARY

Legislator Laura Schaefer joined her colleagues in the Nassau County Legislature to honor two NCPD Officers who saved a five-year-old child who had been left home alone by her mother. 

Officers Patrick Castel and Michael Chiappone of the 3rd Preci...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: February 7, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update 2/4/2022

Dear Resident, 

This week, I joined my colleagues in the Nassau County Legislature along with dozens of County, Town, City and Village elected officials, and local homeowners, to demand that Governor Hochul remove a provision from her budget, whic...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: February 4, 2022

LEGISLATURE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS DENOUNCE STATE PLAN TO OVERRIDE LOCAL ZONING AND DESTROY LI SUBURBS

(East Meadow, New York) – On February 3rd, Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello and the Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature joined with County Executive Bruce Blakeman, homeowners and many other elected officials from the County, Towns, Villag...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: February 2, 2022

HICKSVILLE COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

HICKSVILLE community BLOOD drive

anybody can give blood, be a somebody and donate!

 

TUEsday, MARCH 15, 2022  •  2:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Hicksville Fire Department Headquarters – 20 E. Marie St., Hicksville

&am...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update: 01/21/22

Legislative District 14 Update:

 

Dear Resident, 

This week, the Legislative Majority received another briefing from Nassau County Health Commissioner, Dr. Larry Eisenstein, concerning the COVID-19 situation and I would like to share some o...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Legislative District 14 Update: 01/14/22

Dear Resident, 

This past Monday, I joined my colleagues in taking the oath of office to serve as Nassau County Legislator for the 14th District of Nassau County for the Legislative Session covering 2022 to 2023.  

Former Congressman Peter...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: January 12, 2022

SCHAEFER SWORN IN FOR NEW TERM AS LEGISLATOR

On Monday, January 10th, Laura Schaefer was sworn in for a new term in the Nassau County Legislature for the 14th Legislative Session covering 2022-2023.

Former Congressman Peter King administered the oath of office to the Majority Caucus of the Legislatur...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: December 31, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update: 12/31/21

Dear Resident, 

This year has been another busy one for the Nassau County Legislature. As we enter the final days of 2021, I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the key initiatives that were passed by the legislature and signed into law:&...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update: 12/30/21

Dear Resident, 

Nassau County has partnered with Northwell Health to open a PCR COVID-19 testing site at Christopher Morley Park, at 500 Searingtown Road North in Roslyn.  The site will be operational Monday through Friday from 8AM-6PM. A...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: December 28, 2021

Virtual Property TAX ASSESSMENT Grievance Workshops in the 14th Legislative District

Virtual Property TAX ASSESSMENT Grievance 

Workshops in the 14th Legislative District

 

to log in to the seminar, go to link on my website:

www.nassaucountyny.gov/ld14

 

Legislator Laura Schaefer is hosting two 2022 Virtual Property T...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: December 24, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update: 12/24/21

Dear Resident, 

District Update:

Each year, Christmas and the entire holiday season is traditionally an opportunity for family and friends to come together to share delicious food and drink, exchange gifts and enjoy each other’s company w...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Legislator Schaefer has teamed up with the United States Marine Corps for the Toys for Tots Drive

Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer has teamed up with the United States Marine Corps for the Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive. New, unwrapped toys will be collected until

MONDAY, DECEMBER 13TH

Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive drop-off boxes for new, un...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update: 10/29/21

Dear Resident, 

Recently, I joined my colleagues in the Legislative Majority to approve sound and meaningful amendments to the County Executive's 2022 budget that will cut taxes by $120 million, eliminate or reduce $100 million in fees an...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: October 18, 2021

NASSAU LEGISLATURE PASSES COUNTY BUDGET WITH MAJORITY AMENDMENTS

County Executive has 7 days to Approve or Veto

Mineola, NY - The Nassau County Legislature voted to approve the County's budget, with the Majority's amendments by a vote of 11-8 with all Republican legislators voting in favor, and all Dem...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update 10/15/21

Earlier this week, I joined my colleagues in the Legislative Majority to announce sound and meaningful amendments to the County Executive's 2022 budget that will cut taxes, eliminate or reduce fees and do away with unnecessary patronage jobs. &am...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: October 12, 2021

MAJORITY ANNOUNCES AMENDMENTS TO COUNTY EXECUTIVE'S BUDGET

Mineola, NY - Today, members of the Nassau County Legislature announced the Republican Majority's Amendments to the County Executive's Budget. These amendments add no additional money to the County Budget and put more money back into residents' p...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: October 8, 2021

SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS SUFFER FROM DELAYS GETTING COUNTY LICENSES

County Cashes Checks, then Makes Applicants Wait Over a Year, Causing Hundreds of thousands in Lost Revenue

Mineola, NY – Nassau County’s Legislative Majority was joined today by angry and frustrated local business owners and contractor...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: October 4, 2021

MAJORITY LEGISLATORS DEMAND AUDIT OF TAX BILL ERRORS THAT RESULTED TAX OVERBILLINGS

Mineola, NY - An error in the assessed values used by the Nassau County Assessor to calculate the 5-year phase in of a property tax exemption known as the Taxpayer Protection Plan has resulted in the owners of over 16,000 homes being undercharged on prope...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update 10/1/21

Earlier today, the Legislative Majority convened an emergency meeting and voted to pass legislation to cut $100 million in fees affecting Nassau residents.  The emergency meeting was called after members of the Democratic Minority used a procedur...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: October 1, 2021

COUNTY LEGISLATURE PASSES CUTS TO ALMOST $100 MILLION DOLLARS IN COUNTY FEES

Mineola, NY - Today the Nassau County Legislature passed a bill to cut almost $100 Million Dollars in county fees incurred by Nassau residents. This money will be made up with tens of tens of millions of dollars of excess sales tax revenue over the projec...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update 9/29/21

Above is the Newsday headline after the Democratic Minority voted yesterday to block $100 million in tax relief for Nassau residents.  

The fees in question involve real estate transactions and traffic violation charges that are incurred annually ...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Legislative District 14 Update 9/24/21

Dear Resident, 

As a way to pay tribute to the brave men and women of Nassau County who have succumbed to 9/11 related illnesses, my colleagues and I in the Legislative Majority recently introduced legislation to establish a 9/11 Memorial Committe...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: September 13, 2021

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY PROPOSES CUTTING ALMOST $100 MILLION DOLLARS IN COUNTY FEES

Calls on the County Executive to Submit a Budget That Cuts Taxes

The Nassau County Legislature Republican Majority introduced a bill to cut $96 Million Dollars in county fees that would be incurred by hundreds of thousands of Nassau residents. This money w...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: July 27, 2021

CURRAN ADMITS "TAXPAYER PROTECTION PLAN" LED TO MANSIONS BEING CHARGED ZERO PROPERTY TAXES

Mineola, New York – On Yesterday's News 12 "Power and Politics", when asked about multi-million-dollar Nassau County mansions paying Zero in property taxes, A spokesperson for County Executive Curran said "Clearly the Taxpayer Protection Pr...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: July 26, 2021

LEGISLATURE ASKS FOR AUDIT OF COUNTY DEPARTMENTS & VENDORS TO ENFORCE ANTI-BDS LEGISLATION

Mineola, New York – In 2016, the Nassau County Legislature voted unanimously for legislation that prohibited the County from doing business with any company or person involved in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel. The legi...

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Legislative District 14
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