Jacobs Temporarily Blocks Coalition's Attempts to Oust Her
Who will be Nassau County's presiding officer? A decision that was supposed to occur last week is still up in the air and will probably not be made until sometime in the upcoming weeks due to current seat holder Judy Jacobs' political maneuver to block a fellow legislator's attempts to oust her.
Senate Acts to Strengthen Megan's Law
Last Tuesday, the New York State Senate acted on legislation that would strengthen Megan's Law by mandating lifetime registration for convicted sex offenders. According to senate members, the action was necessary due to the fact that over 220 sex offenders will be dropping off the New York State sex offender registry by the end of January and more than 3,500 will be purged from the statewide registry by the end of the year due to a provision in the original law.