Pictured are State Assemblywoman/Deputy Speaker Earlene Hooper, State Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine, Legislator Wayne Wink (D-Roslyn) and Nassau County Presiding Officer Diane Yatauro.
Assemblyman Lavine stated, “In these last few years we have begun to see a greater spirit of understanding and cooperation between Albany and Nassau County. Presiding Officer Diane Yatauro’s successful effort to organize a bipartisan group of Nassau County legislators and lead them to the State Capitol is yet another step in the right direction. Thanks to her leadership, our county legislators met with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, along with other members of both Houses. The goodwill flowing from these meetings will go a long way toward enhancing the continuing cooperation between our State and County governments.”
Presiding Officer Yatauro stated that the feedback the delegation received was highly encouraging, adding, “Our message was well received. I feel certain Nassau County will be bolstered with State legislation to help us through this time.”