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November 2 , 2015
By Bob Levine

Mineola, N.Y. - According to Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, New York State spent $340 million dollars on pre-K and $300 million of those funds went to the city. This year New York City is getting 42 times as much funding as Nassau County. Maragos is accusing the Governor of shortchanging pre-kindergarten outside of New York City.

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Attorney General Scores Win for Immigrant Students

March 5, 2014
By Neal Tepel

Long Island, NY -  Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced an agreement with the Hempstead Union Free School District to ensure educational access for students regardless of their immigration status. Last October, the attorney general received complaints from community members in Hempstead that approximately 33 Hispanic students – many of them recent immigrants – were not admitted into schools within the Hempstead Union Free School District.

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July 14, 2015
By Stephanie West


Long Island, NY - U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice has called for apprenticeships to be included in Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) for federal construction projects. In a letter to President Obama and U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Rice urged the President and federal agencies to enter into PLAs with contractors that graduate apprentices from certified apprenticeship programs.

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Montesano Urges Passage of NYS Legislation

February 23, 2015
By Stephanie West


Long Island, NY - Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I-Glen Head) is sponsoring legislation to allow spouses of military personnel to practice their licensed profession upon arrival in New York, free from the bureaucratic regulations currently in place.

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Assembly Members Press Cuomo For More School Aid

March 24, 2015
By Stephanie West


Mineloa, NY  –  Opponents  of Governor Andrew Cuomo's education agenda rallied outside the Nassau Council Legislative Office last weekend to protest chronic underfunding and the chief executive's continued emphasis on high stakes testing and state takeovers of struggling local schools.

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Public Contract Fraud Case on Long Island

February 19, 2015
By Stephanie West


Long Island, NY - Charles Angelillo, 41, of Eastport, has been sentenced in his role of defrauding the state of over $200,000. He submitted false invoices over a two year period for HVAC equipment, supplies, and labor. Angelillo is banned from bidding on public contracts with the state and municipalities for five years.

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