LIPC Director Lisa Tyson responds to charges of corruption against Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto

October 21st, 2016

MASSAPEQUA, NY – “How many more elected officials will be indicted before our leaders in the Albany finally take action?” said LIPC Director Lisa Tyson. “The announcement today of the indictments against Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto reveals more of the same pay-to-play culture we saw with the convictions of New York State’s former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and former Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver.

We call on every State Senator who has blocked campaign finance reforms and ethics reforms in the past to finally stand up to corruption and restore the confidence of the residents of Long Island. The people of Long Island do not have time for more excuses.

With the election just three weeks away, voters deserve to know where their Senate candidates stand on issues of campaign finance reforms and ethics reforms. Will another year go by with more inaction from the New York State Senate, or will our Senate leaders finally tackle Albany’s culture of corruption?


Education funding fight spurs walk to Albany

October 2nd, 2016

BRENTWOOD – A group of Long Islanders say they are shining a spotlight on an education funding fight by participating in a 150-mile walk from New York City to […] Continue Reading…

Our Times Coffeehouse to present Toby Tobias

September 2nd, 2016

Our Times Coffeehouse will present Toby Tobias and his Ensemble on Friday, September 16 at 8 PM at 38 Old Country Road, Garden City
Toby Tobias and his ensemble will […] Continue Reading…

New Report Reveals for 81% of High Need Schools CFE Funding is Off Track or Worse

June 22nd, 2016

(Long Island, NY) The Alliance for Quality Education, Education Law Center and the Public Policy and Education Fund released a new report evaluating the impact of the 2016 New […] Continue Reading…

Calls for Ethics Reform Get Louder on Long Island

June 13th, 2016

By Timothy Bolger and Michael Harris

Advocates and citizens frustrated with the avalanche of corruption scandals on Long Island and elsewhere in the state are rallying around the issue and […] Continue Reading…

Presiding Officer Gregory Calls On State To ‘Raise The Age’ Of Criminal Responsibility

June 8th, 2016


Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory last week called on state lawmakers to reform the state’s juvenile justice system during a press conference with the Long […] Continue Reading…

L.I. Advocacy Groups Press For Campaign Finance Reform

June 7th, 2016

On Tuesday government reform groups called on New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-2) to bring to a vote a bill that would close what’s known as […] Continue Reading…

Adult Prison is NO place for Kids

May 12th, 2016

The need to #RaiseTheAge in New York is clearly shown in this Correctional Association of New York video:


For more information about the Raise The Age Campaign contact Dan at […] Continue Reading…

Skelos Sentencing Statement

May 12th, 2016

Lisa Tyson, Director of the Long Island Progressive Coalition on Senator Dean Skelos Sentencing

“When it comes to having elected officials who are responsive to the needs of most New Yorkers, […] Continue Reading…

Tension on Long Island: One Community’s Response to Xenophobia in the Midst of Toxic National Dialogue

April 27th, 2016

Long Island, New York found itself again at the center of national attention a few weeks ago as presidential candidate Donald Trump made plans to attend a Republican fundraiser […] Continue Reading…