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Westchester County Executive George Latimer signs into law the Immigration Protection Act, which was approved by an 11-3 vote in the county Board of Legislators earlier this month. Photo courtesy county executive’s office
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County executive approves immigration legislation

Democratic Westchester County Executive George Latimer has signed a bill that protects undocumented immigrants from federal law enforcement agencies. Dubbed the Immigration Protection Act, the county executive approved the legislation on March 20, following its approval in the county Legislature by a 11-3 vote. The bill was crafted by county […]

County Dems propose raising smoking age to 21
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County Dems propose raising smoking age to 21

The Westchester County Board of Legislators’ Democratic caucus is aiming to tighten regulations on smoking with a bill that proposes to raise the age for those allowed to purchase tobacco products. At tonight’s county Board of Legislators, BOL, meeting, Democrats will introduce a bill to restrict any person under 21 […]

State Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, a Yonkers Democrat, has won the Independence Party’s nomination over Republican candidate Julie Killian in the special election for George Latimer’s old Senate seat. File photo
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Mayer snags Independence Party endorsement

Westchester County’s Independence Party has endorsed Democratic Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer in the special election for County Executive George Latimer’s vacated Senate seat. According to the county Board of Elections, the 37th Senatorial District currently has 8,075 people registered in the Independence Party, giving Mayer an edge over her Republican opponent […]

The Westchester County Board of Legislators’ first female and African-American chairperson, Lois Bronz, right, passed away on Feb. 12. She was 90. Photo courtesy Westchester County Legislature
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Westchester BOL mourns loss of former chairwoman

The Westchester County Board of Legislators’ first female and African-American chairperson, Lois Bronz, passed away last week. Bronz was 90 at the time of her death on Feb. 12. “We are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of former chairwoman of the Board [of Legislators] Lois Bronz,” said current […]

Westchester County Legislator Jim Maisano, a New Rochelle Republican, has resigned to become the new commissioner of the county Department of Consumer Protection within the administration of Democratic County Executive George Latimer. Photo courtesy weschesterlegislators.com
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Maisano steps down; accepts role in Latimer administration

Westchester County Legislator Jim Maisano, a New Rochelle Republican, has resigned from his post to take a role in County Executive George Latimer’s administration. Maisano, the longest-serving Republican on the county Board of Legislators announced his resignation on Feb. 16 to become the new commissioner of the county Department of […]