Nassau Legislature gets back to work after attempted party coup

The Nassau County Legislature resumed regular business Wednesday, while the two dissident Democrats responsible for a six-week power struggle were stripped of leadership posts.

Legislators Roger Corbin (D-Westbury) and Lisanne Altmann (D-Great Neck) retained their positions as deputy presiding officer and head of budget review, respectively. However, both were stripped of posts in five different committees for deals they made with minority Republicans in an effort to oust Presiding Officer Judy Jacobs (unaffiliated-Woodbury). Jacobs was re-elected last Friday.

The legislature is way behind on important county matters due to the dispute. Jacobs says legislators will work straight through the summer with no August recess in an effort to catch up on business.

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