Lupinacci, Gaughran Trade Attacks on Huntington Issues

Political differences over a lawsuit, bail reform and LIPA exploded Wednesday in an ugly exchange of attacks between Huntington Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, a Republican, and State Sen. James Gaughran, a Democrat. Lauren Lembo, who is the public information officer for Lupinacci, sent out a Read More …

Republicans Choose Smyth to Run Against Gaughran

Nassau and Suffolk Republicans have picked Huntington Town Councilman Edmund Smyth to run against Democratic State Sen. James Gaughran in November. “Jim Gaughran is a good man who votes badly in Albany,” Smyth said. “I look forward to a spirited debate on the issues.” Smyth Read More …

Roundtable to Consider Local Government Issues

State Sen. Jim Gaughran, chair of the Committee on Local Government, will lead a bipartisan roundtable Wednesday focusing on local government issues. Among the topics are: mandate relief, ethics, and cost-saving ideas. Gaughran will be joined by the Association of Towns Executive Director Gerry Geist and Read More …

Op-Ed: Climate Bill Will Transform Power System

One of the final, transformative bills that the New York Legislature passed in the waning days of the legislation session is the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act ‘CLCPA’ This law will transform the way in which New York powers itself, shifting away from toxic, Read More …

Opinion: Hold Polluters of Water Responsible

Clean, safe drinking water is a human right. This year New York is set to establish toughest in the nation drinking water standards. These landmark standards will ensure that New Yorkers are protected from emerging contaminants that pollute our drinking water. However, clean drinking water Read More …

LI Officials Push for Restoration of State Funding

Village and town officials pushed back Friday against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal that would cut $19 million in funds from local budgets. Led by State Sen. James Gaughran and Assemblyman Fred Thiele, the bipartisan group of about 25 officials from around Long Island stood Read More …

State Senators Plan Hearings on LIRR Performance

Long Island’s six Democratic state senators plan hearings into the Long Island Rail Road‘s performance issues, State Sen. James Gaughran, D-Oyster Bay, said Thursday. The letter to Phillip Eng, president of the LIRR, said, “Statistics reveal what commuters know quite well–that the LIRR’s recent performance Read More …