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Aug 13, 2014

U.S. officials released thousands of immigrants facing deportation but didn’t alert White House: report

Government officials decided to release more than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013 strictly for budget reasons and didn’t tell the Homeland Security secretary about the plan, according to an oversight report...

Aug 28, 2014

Frontier adds flights from Cincinnati-area airport

Frontier began flying out of Cincinnati in 2013, bringing a budget alternative to an airport long known for high fares...

Aug 31, 2014

The Guardian Building in Detroit houses Wayne County's central administrative offices.

The 2013-14 adopted budget was approximately $1.43 billion, meaning that the 2014-15 budget grew by about $256 million, or 15 percent...

Aug 30, 2014

Suffolk PBA paid top brass $491G in 2012, while Nassau PBA leaders got $263G, records show

Suffolk County's largest and most powerful police union pays its top brass almost double what its Nassau counterpart pays, according to the latest documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service. The Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association, wh... #Suffolk County Police #Nassau County, NY #Suffolk County, NY #Internal Revenue Service

Sep 01, 2014

Moody's gives Amityville low credit rating for future bond sale

Moody's Investors Service assigned a low credit rating to Village of Amityville bonds last week, a sign of continued concern about its finances despite shrinking deficits. The agency cited the village's "very weak financial position," limited liquidi... #Suffolk County Police #Nassau County, NY #Suffolk County, NY #Internal Revenue Service

Aug 27, 2014

Howard Weitzman, ex-Nassau comptroller, consulting for North Hempstead Town

Former Nassau County Comptroller Howard Weitzman has begun work as a fiscal consultant to North Hempstead as budget season begins after the departure of the town's comptroller. Weitzman, 68, of North Hills was elected Nassau comptroller in 2001 and s... #Howard Weitzman #Nassau County, NY #North Hempstead, NY #North Hills, NY

Aug 23, 2014

Nassau's spending on outside counsel could again exceed $5M by year's end

Outsourcing by Nassau's county attorney is again on pace to cost more than $5 million this year, but the legislature's GOP leadership stands behind the practice -- citing continued savings from cutting the ranks of in-house lawyers. The county attorn... #U.S. Republican Party #East Meadow, NY

Aug 18, 2014

Donald Rodgers, Suffolk IT commissioner, resigns after official misconduct arrest

Donald Rodgers, the Bellone administration's information technology commissioner, resigned Monday, three months after he was arrested on charges of official misconduct and failing to disclose a company he owned on his county financial disclosure form... #Douglas Miller #Microsoft Corporation

Aug 28, 2014

Mastic Beach moves to improve village financial checks and balances

The New York State comptroller's office has determined that the Mastic Beach Village Board is not adequately informed of the village's fiscal affairs and has outlined recommendations for improvement. Among other findings, the audit, released earlier ... #Nassau County, NY #Thomas DiNapoli

Aug 23, 2014

Nassau's spending on outside counsel could exceed $5M by year's end

Outsourcing by Nassau's county attorney is again on pace to cost more than $5 million this year, but the legislature's GOP leadership stands behind the practice -- citing continued savings from cutting the ranks of in-house lawyers. The county attorn... #U.S. Republican Party #East Meadow, NY