Suffolk Legislature OKs public financing of county campaigns

The program will allow legislative candidates to receive up to $50,000 in public money starting with the 2021 election.

The Suffolk County Legislature approved Tuesday night a public campaign financing program for county races starting in 2021, as advocates argued the bill would increase competitive elections and decrease reliance on big money donors […] Continue Reading…

NY Voters Weigh In On Whether State Should Hold Constitutional Convention

Next week, New York voters will decide if the state should hold a constitutional convention, which could pave the way for big changes in how the state operates.

As CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported, the question crops up on the ballot every 20 years […] Continue reading…

Numerous events set to mark fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

NEW YORK >> As people gather in communities across New York and New Jersey to mark the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy on Sunday, a strong storm system is expected to bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the region.

When the former hurricane merged with other systems to create a meteorological hybrid “superstorm” called Sandy, it was blamed for at least 182 deaths in the U.S. and Caribbean and more than $71 billion in damage in this country alone […] Continue Reading…

Activists say South Shore still unprepared for storms

Five years after superstorm Sandy, road and waterway infrastructure deficiencies still plague Long Island’s South Shore, where some Sandy victims are still displaced, a coalition of activists said Sunday.

About 75 activists from various Sandy relief, community and environmental organizations gathered Sunday on Venetian Shores Beach in Lindenhurst — an area especially hard-hit when Sandy struck in October 2012 — to rally for infrastructure upgrades and investments in renewable energy […] Continue Reading…

Lisa Tyson Named One of Long Island Business News’ Top 50 Women

Lisa Tyson was named one of the Top 50 Women by Long Island Business News. She was honored at a special ceremony on October 19 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.

Launched in 2000, the Top 50 Women in Business program has recognized Long Island’s top women professionals for business acumen, mentoring and community involvement.

To read her biography from the program, click here.

To see photos from the event, click here.

GOP health bill passage leaves questions, concerns on LI

LEVITTOWN – There are still questions and concerns to be addressed as a result of the Republican health care bill passing through the House of Representatives.

Susan Pescador, of Levittown, has a pre-existing medical condition. So does her 30-year-old nephew. She says he was diagnosed with cancer five years ago and that the Affordable Care Act saved his life. She now fears that he, and others like him, will be kicked off their health insurance and denied coverage under “Trumpcare.” […] Continue Reading…