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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 17
Posted on: October 13, 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 17
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 17
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 17
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 17
Posted on: September 20, 2021

WALKER TO HOST FREE CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY INSPECTION

Thursday, October 21, 2021  •  9:00 AM to 12:00 NoonBethpage Community Park – 1001 Stewart Ave., Bethpage

 

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

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Legislative District 17
Posted on: September 17, 2021

2022-2023 PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker wants Nassau homeowners to know that applications to file for tax exemptions for 2022-2023 are now available and is encouraging residents to file applications for any exemption they may be eligible to receive. &a...

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Legislative District 17
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 17
Posted on: September 1, 2021

LEGISLATOR WALKER IS BRINGING THE NUMC MAMMOGRAPHY VAN TO FARMINGDALE

   • Thursday, September 16, 2021 • 8:15 AM to 12:00 Noon •

Ellsworth W. Allen Park – 45 Motor Ave., Farmingdale

 

Nassau County Legislators Rose Marie Walker and James Kennedy are co-s...

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Legislative District 17
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 17
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 17
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 17
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 17
Posted on: July 7, 2021

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2021

LEGISLATOR ROSE MARIE WALKER – 17TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

LEGISLATOR LAURA SCHAEFER – 14TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

AND THE NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

INVITE YOU TO

AMERICA’S NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2021

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2021 • RAIN OR SHIN...

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Legislative District 17
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 17
Posted on: June 9, 2021

LEGISLATOR KOPEL IS HOSTING A “SHED THE MEDS” DRUG DROP OFF EVENT IN EAST ROCKAWAY

SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2021 • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

East Rockaway Senior Center - 6 James St. N, East Rockaway

Deputy Presiding Officer Howard J. Kopel and the Nassau County Police Department are hosting a “Shed the Meds” Drug Take-Bac...

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Legislative District 17
Posted on: May 12, 2021

LEGISLATOR WALKER ATTENDS CEREMONY TO HONOR FALLEN CORRECTION OFFICERS AND SHERIFFS

 

 

Legislator Rose Marie Walker 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...

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Legislative District 17
Posted on: May 11, 2021

RHOADS AND WALKER DELIVER CRP MONEY TO SEAFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT

Nassau County Legislators Steve Rhoads and Rose Marie Walker joined with Seaford School District Officials to deliver a check of $247,000 in Capital Funds, which the Legislator obtained through the Community Revitalization Program (CRP).

The money will go ...

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Legislative District 17
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 17
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 17
Posted on: April 29, 2021

LEGISLATOR ROSE MARIE WALKER’S TACKAPAUSHA PRESERVE CLEAN UP DAY

 

SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

2225 Washington Ave., Seaford, NY 11783

 

Help Legislator Rose Marie Walker and Legislator Steve Rhoads keep the Tackapausha Preserve beautiful. Volunteers are needed and all are welcome to join Le...

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Legislative District 17
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 17
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 17
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 17
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 17
Posted on: April 12, 2021

VIRTUAL OVERDOSE PREVENTION SEMINAR with NALOXONE/NARCAN TRAINING

 

Wednesday, May 26, 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 fronts, one of th...

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Legislative District 17
Posted on: April 1, 2021

WALKER 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 Rose Marie Walker and Laura Schaefer are joi...

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Legislative District 17
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 17
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 17
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 17
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 17
Posted on: February 8, 2021

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE INTRODUCES “BENNY’S LAW”

On November 5th, 2019 Legislator John Ferretti was outside his Levittown home with his family and two-year-old Tibetan Terrier named Benny. While outside, a neighbor’s dog escaped a nearby backyard and attacked Benny. Legislator Ferretti, along ...

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Legislative District 17
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 17
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 17
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 17
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 17
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.

&a...

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Legislative District 17
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 17
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Nassau County Legislator Walker has teamed up with the US Marine Corps for 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 17
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 Office transf...

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Legislative District 17
Posted on: November 9, 2020

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE ANNOUNCES NEW VETERANS LEGISLATION AHEAD OF VETERANS DAY

Mineola, NY – Nassau County, with a population of over 1.3 million people has one of the largest number of veterans in New York state, and nation. As of 2017, more than 45,000 veterans resided in Nassau. Today, members of the Nassau Cou...

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Legislative District 17
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 17
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 17