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Politics & Government

Legal Cannabis Shops Across NY State Nearly Ready to Open

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Following a lengthy legalization process, cannabis dispensaries will be a reality by year’s end, according to state officials. Seven applicants were approved for the Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) license in the Long Island region,...

Department of Education: ‘No More Native American Mascots’

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Awaiting Reactions from Brentwood, East Islip, Comsewogue and Massapequa The New York State Department of Education released an order to end the use of mascots whose names and logos are derived from Native Americans or...

Nancy Pelosi Steps Down as Speaker of the House 

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On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she will not seek re-election and will be stepping down.  “With great confidence in our caucus, I will not seek re-election to Democratic leadership in the next...

Brookhaven Town Board Passes 2023 Budget

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The Brookhaven Town Board voted Thursday to pass a $329 million budget for 2023. It passed unanimously in a 6-0 vote. The budget, presented by Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine (R), raises taxes by 1.92%,...

Suffolk County Passes 2023 Budget

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The Suffolk County Legislature passed the 2023 Budget last week, cementing a $3.74 billion plan that focuses primarily on law enforcement, government jobs and cybersecurity.  The budget was passed with a 14-4 vote. Legislators Trish...

Post-Trump Politics Need be Sooner Than Later

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Waking up hungover is how the National Republican Party appears at the moment. After getting high on their own supply for the past six years on the fantastical ravings of former President Donald Trump,...

DeSantis and Trump Battling it out for 2024 Presidential Nominee

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Former President Donald J. Trump are causing a divide within the Republican party and raise a major question— who will be the 2024 presidential nominee? Democrats and Republicans have expressed...

Chairman Garcia: ‘LI GOP Outperforms Country’

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While the ability to report election results was delayed in Suffolk County due to the county’s ransomware attack, it appears the so-called “red wave” that failed to materialize in the rest of the country...

New Law: Crash Sites Must Be Cleaned

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On an unusually temperate November 2 afternoon, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (D) gathered with legislative Majority Leader Nick Caracappa (C-Selden) and Legislators Bontempi (R-Centerport) and Dominick Thorne (R-Patchogue) at the H. Lee Dennison...

Endorsements and Recap

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Statewide  Governor: Lee Zeldin Lieutenant Governor: We would like to take this opportunity to formally endorse Alison Esposito, Zeldin’s running mate. Esposito has led a disguised career in the New York City Police Department. She was...

2022 Midterm Forecast: GOP Poised for Clean Sweep!

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Conventional political wisdom states that the non-Presidential party (the opposition party) typically sees larger-than-average gains in congressional seats in a midterm year.  2022 is no exception. Despite a hiccup for GOP enthusiasm due to the Roe...

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