Tag: Carl Heastie

Miller, D’Urso Win Open Assembly Seats on Long Island

The other 20 state Assembly members that represent Long Island all won re-election—ensuring Democrats retained their supermajority in the 150-member chamber.

Calls for Ethics Reform Get Louder on Long Island

Advocates and citizens frustrated with the avalanche of corruption scandals on Long Island and statewide are rallying and organizing other grassroots efforts aimed at pressuring lawmakers into being more ethical and transparent. Local good government groups picketed this week outside the Long Island office of New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-Smithtown), urging him to allow passage of ethics reforms for Albany lawmakers before the legislative session ends June 16. And a New York City-based nonprofit this week announced that it’s suing LI municipalities that fail to turn over financial documents in a statewide citizen-led transparency initiative recently started in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Exit Skelos, Enter Flanagan: What Albany’s Power Switch Means for NY

Questions linger after state Senate majority leadership switcheroo this week.

NY Assembly Taps New Speaker To Fix Ethics Mess

The Bronx Democrat is the first African American to hold the chamber's top post.

Long Island Plays Key Role in Picking Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s...

But the next speaker will most likely hail from New York City.