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Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman Stands with Labor and Announces New Living Wage Hotline

Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman Stands with Labor and Announces New Living Wage Hotline

Comptroller Jack Schnirman Speaks at Governing Magazine Summit on Financial Leadership

Comptroller Jack Schnirman Speaks at Governing Magazine Summit on Financial Leadership

Nassau Comptroller Schnirman Speaks On Eve of the 45th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War

Nassau Comptroller Schnirman Speaks On Eve of the 45th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War

Comptroller Schnirman and County Executive Curran Announce Plan to Examine Utility Bills

Comptroller Schnirman and County Executive Curran Announce Plan to Examine Utility Bills

Latest Press Releases


September 2nd, 2020

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Releases Annual Living Wage Report

MINEOLA, NY - Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman released the County's Living Wage Law Annual Report.


August 27th, 2020

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Releases Follow-Up Review of Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter Financial Audit

MINEOLA, NY Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman announced the release of a follow-up review of the Comptroller’s Office Financial Audit of the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter.  


August 10th, 2020

Comptroller's 2020 Mid-Year Financial Report Underscores Impact of COVID-19 on Budget Performance

MINEOLA, NY - Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman announced the release of his Office's annual Mid-Year Financial Report, which provides projections for the 2020 fiscal year against the 2020 Adopted Budget based on the first six months of the year.


July 24th, 2020

Comptroller Jack Schnirman Announces Release of Audit on Nassau Parks Nonprofit Organization

MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman announced the release of an audit of Friends of Nassau County Recreation (Friends), a nonprofit organization created to support County parks and programs.  


July 22nd, 2020

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Black Equity

Mineola, NY - Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman joined a distinguished panel of leaders for a roundtable discussion on racial equity gaps. Due to social distancing practices, the event was livestreamed via Zoom and broadcast on Facebook Live. There are currently almost 3,000 views on the livestream.


July 1st, 2020

Comptroller Jack Schnirman Delivers Nassau County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

Nassau County, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman announced the release of his office’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for year ended December 31, 2019. For the third year in a row, despite the challenges of COVID-19, the CAFR was submitted on time. The report shows that prior to the onset of COVID-19, the County’s overall operating deficit and rainy-day fund were seeing significant improvement.

June 24th, 2020

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Announces Support for Governor Cuomo’s Child Care COVID Funding Initiative 

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that $65 million in federal funds through the CARES Act would be allocated to support day care center reopenings and expansions to improve social distancing. Earlier this year, the Comptroller’s Office released a comprehensive report on Child Care, noting the massive economic impacts of the industry and the challenge presented by its price.

 


May 15th, 2020

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Releases Analysis of COVID-19 Potential Impact on Sales Tax Revenues and County Finances

Mineola, NY - Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman released an analysis of the potential financial impact that COVID-19 may have on the County’s sales tax revenues. Sales tax is the largest source of revenue for Nassau County, historically around 40%. 


April 17th, 2020

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Announces Release of Report on Child Care 

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman announced the release of a report on the price and availability of child care by the Policy and Research Unit of the Nassau County Comptroller’s Office. The report, titled “The Child Care Gap: How the Price of Child Care Impacts ’The Deal’ of Living in Nassau County” explores how the price and accessibility of child care threaten economic sustainability for Nassau County’s families and the impact on our local economy as well as highlighting best practices around the country that can help make affordable child care more accessible in Nassau County. 

April 1st, 2020

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Announces Financial Impact Analysis of COVID-19 on County Finances

MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman announced that the Comptroller’s Office will be launching an analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the finances of Nassau County government. The analysis will provide a series of projections on critical revenues so that Nassau can best prepare for recovery in a post COVID-19 environment.

February 26th, 2020

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Announces Release of Black Economic Equity Report Update 

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman announced the release of an updated report on Black Economic Equity by the Policy and Research Unit of the Nassau County Comptroller’s Office. Last year’s original Black Economic Equity report highlighted several findings, including the stunning figure by Policy Link and Urban League of Long Island that in one year alone, Long Island’s economy could have been nearly $24 billion stronger if racial gaps in income did not exist.


January 10th, 2020

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman and NCPD Announce Full Recovery of 700k in Diverted Funds

MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman joined Commissioner of the Nassau County Police Department Patrick J. Ryder to announce that an attempted cyber-attack was stopped, as well as the full recovery of more than $700,000 in County funds that were initially diverted via a phishing scheme. 


December 19th, 2019

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Hosts Community Roundtable on Modernizing "The Deal" of Living in Nassau County.

Uniondale, NY – Today, Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman held a community roundtable discussion at the Uniondale Public Library to discuss the challenges Nassau County faces, as detailed in data-driven reports produced by the Policy and Research Unit at the Comptroller’s Office.

December 18th, 2019

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Releases Follow-up Reviews of Two Separate Audits

MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today released follow-up reviews of two audits performed by his office showing that the majority of recommendations made are in process or have been implemented.

December 12th, 2019

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Releases Living Wage Audit That Uncovered Potential Diversion of More Than $375,000 in County Funds 

MINEOLA, NY – Today, Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman released an audit of an emergency shelter provider that uncovered the improper diversion of more than $375,000 in Nassau County payments to another corporation. This Living Wage audit was initiated as a result of a call received through the Comptroller’s Bilingual Living Wage Hotline (516-571-WAGE).

November 25th, 2019

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Applauds Unanimous Passage of Sewer Equalization Fee Legislation

MINEOLA, NY – Today, the Nassau County Legislature unanimously passed a bill that would standardize the way out-of-district ratepayers hook into the County’s sewer system. The change in policy was in response to an audit conducted by the Office of the Nassau County Comptroller.


November 14th, 2019

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Announces Receipt of $27,000 Credit from New York American Water in Response to Investigation of Incorrect Billing

MINEOLA, NY – In July 2018, the Nassau County Comptroller’s Office identified a bill from New York American Water (NYAW) that increased by 40 times the usual amount, from $100 to more than $4,300, to provide service to the Lakeview Peace Garden. The County immediately stopped payment to NYAW pending an investigation by the Public Service Commission into similar increases for many residential customers. As a result of this comprehensive investigation, the County has received a credit of $27,000 from NYAW in November 2019.


October 29th, 2019

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Launches "Resiliency Progress Tracker" on 7th Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

BAY PARK, NY – Seven years after Superstorm Sandy made landfall on Long Island, Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman, along with advocates from the New York League of Conservation Voters, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, and the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College announced the Resiliency Progress Tracker. The tracker, displayed on the Open Nassau Transparency Hub, makes information available for every municipality in the County to take a pledge—and become certified—as a NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Climate Smart Community.


October 25th, 2019

County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Releases First Look at ‘The Comptroller’s Scorecard’

EAST MEADOW, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman joined members of the Independent Audit Advisory Committee at a press conference to announce the next stage of the Open Nassau Transparency Platform—The Comptroller’s Scorecard. Fulfilling a key pledge made prior to taking office as Comptroller, Schnirman and his team launched this data-driven transparency dashboard that displays the key indicators the Comptroller’s office uses to measure Nassau County’s fiscal health.


October 25th, 2019

County Comptroller and Hofstra University Host First-Ever Policy Hackathon and Innovation Awards

HEMPSTEAD, NY – The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller and Hofstra University partnered to host the first-ever Policy Hackathon and Innovation Awards at the Hofstra University
IdeaHub. The event included a student-led Hackathon and the presentation of Innovation Awards from the County Comptroller’s Office to recognize and acknowledge leaders that have made significant contributions to Nassau County.


September 5, 2019

Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman Releases Annual Living Wage Report 

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today released the County’s annual Living Wage Law Annual Report, which highlights the work done by his office and the Living Wage Advisory Board to ensure County contractors are paying their employees their fair share. The report highlighted more than $220,000 in wages and uncompensated time off identified in 2018 and outlined the new rules contractors must follow that were signed by the Comptroller and County Executive in July.


August 8, 2019

Nassau County Comptroller Releases Report on Next Generation of Long Islanders

Rockville Centre, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman this week released his Office’s latest report, This Is Nassau: The Deal for the Next Generation, which shows since 2000, Nassau County has seen a 9.3% decline in residents aged 20-44. Driving that change for millennials is increasing student debt, lack of affordable housing and insufficient employment opportunities.


August 1, 2019

Comptroller’s Mid-Year Financial Report Projects Improved Budget Performance

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today released his Office’s annual Mid-Year Financial Report, which finds the County is projected to finish 2019 with a $4.6 million deficit in its primary operating funds compared to a $27.5 million deficit at the end of 2018. 


July 2, 2019

Comptroller Jack Schnirman Delivers Nassau County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

Nassau County, NY - Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today announced the release of his office’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for year ending December 31, 2018, which shows an improvement in both the County’s overall operating deficit and rainy-day fund. 


June 20, 2019 

County Executive Curran and Comptroller Schnirman Unveil New Open Budget and Open Payroll Websites

Hempstead, NY - Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today launched the Open Nassau Transparency Portal, opennassau.nassaucountyny.gov.


June 4, 2019

Audit of Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter Identifies Numerous Financial Issues, Lack of Transparency, and Lax Fiscal Controls

Mineola, NY - Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today released the results of an audit into the finances of the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter that found the department didn’t track taxpayer and donated dollars, frequently overspent on personnel, and did not properly monitor spending. 


May 2, 2019

Audit Finds Millions of Dollars in Improperly Assigned Tax Exemptions Given Out Under Previous Administration 

Plainview, NY - Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today released an audit of the Nassau County Department of Assessment that found potentially more than $33 million of improperly assigned tax exemptions were given out in 2016, shifting the financial burden onto other property owners.  


April 10, 2019

Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman Releases First Chapter of County Government Nepotism Audit  

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today released the first chapter of his office’s ongoing audit of nepotism within County government. It examined practices of the County’s Board of Ethics, which is charged with investigating reports of nepotism within Nassau County.


March 29, 2019 

Office of the Nassau County Comptroller Announces Winners of the 7th Annual Comptroller’s Challenge 

Old Westbury, NY – The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller hosted its seventh annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge on March 29 at SUNY Old Westbury.     


February 20, 2019 

Living Wage Audit Results in Payment of More Than $30,000 to Employees of County Vendor  

Mineola, NY - Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today announced his office completed a living wage audit that resulted in the payment of more than $30,000 to 16 employees of a county-contracted emergency shelter provider that had been paying staff members less than the legally-required living wage.    

 

February 14, 2019

Nassau County Comptroller’s Office Hosts Panel of Black Woman Elected Officials in Recognition of Black History Month  

Garden City, NY - The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller released a report on Black Economic Equity this week that highlighted the challenges facing members of the Black communities when it comes to issues including income, housing, and credit.  


January 30, 2019

Comptroller Jack Schnirman Launches Nassau County Open Checkbook  

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today announced the launch of Nassau County Open Checkbook, a new could-based web portal that creates for the first time an easy-to-read online checkbook that details more than a billion dollars of annual County outside expenditures.    


January 16, 2019

Schnirman Year One Progress Report Includes Millions Recovered for Taxpayers and New Emphasis on Reform 

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today released his One Year Progress Report that outlines how he and his team have made progress on the four goals he set upon taking office in 2018.           

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Latest News Clips


Coliseum deal produces cautious optimism among top Nassau officials

Newsday

“We look forward to doing our due diligence in reviewing the lease assignment, but in this unprecented economic crisis we’re encouraged by any real progress toward recouping unpaid rent [and] advancing redevelopment plans that create jobs and fuel economic growth," said Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman.


County officials stress importance of residents being accounted for in 2020 Census

The Island Now

“The census ultimately decides how federal funds are given to us, and the comptroller’s office directly deals with the county’s financial state,” Schnirman said. “There is so much money riding on this for Nassau County and all of Long Island. This affects our roads, our health care, our schools, a lot of necessities people may not realize.”


County hosts Black Equity Roundtable

LI Herald

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman last week hosted a Black Equity Roundtable discussion via Zoom for which he invited panelists, including Baldwin Civic Association Economic Development Chair Kim Malone, local elected officials and experts, to discuss racial equity gaps on Long Island.


Schnirman's midyear report outlines daunting fiscal outlook of Nassau County caused by pandemic

The Island Now

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman’s midyear financial report estimated that the county will end the fiscal year with an operating deficit of more than $340 million, underscoring the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.


LI OTBs awarded federal virus-related loans under PPP program

Newsday

“Obviously, Nassau County government has a compelling interest in making sure that we get the contractually obligated payments due to the county from OTB,” Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman said.


Report: Nassau out $108 million in fees due to pandemic

Newsday

Nassau County is projected to lose $108.3 million in revenue from fees and fines this year, according to a new comptroller's report, as officials grapple with a $385 million budget shortfall in 2020 and a credit rating downgrade issued Friday.


County facing large losses in sales tax revenue

The Island Now

Schnirman said the fiscal hole that the county is facing is “larger than anything (it’s) faced in recent memory. We’re all in this together,” Schnirman said. “The only way forward is to get this virus under control.” He added that getting the virus under control would get people back to work and begin to alleviate economic stress.


Audit: Nassau parks charity spend thousands improperly on meals, wedding expenses

Newsday

A nonprofit that aids Nassau County's parks and museums spent thousands of dollars improperly on staff luncheons, bereavement flowers and meals and wedding expenses for a county vendor's daughter, according to a county comptroller audit.


Panel: George Floyd, COVID-19 pandemic spark national quest for justice

Newsday

The 90-minute event was sponsored by Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman, who in February released an updated report, "This is Nassau: Black Economic Equity 2020 Update." The report documents areas where Blacks trail their white counterparts, including income, homeownership, education, credit and debt.


Report: Nassau sales tax receipts could drop by up to $601 million next year

Newsday

Nassau sales tax revenues could be down by as much as $417 million this year and more than $601 million in 2021 if a second coronavirus shutdown comes, as the county faces a budget deficit projected at $749 million over the next 18 months, according to two new county reports.

Loss of NYCB Live’s Nassau Colisseum revenues adds further strain on County finances

Newsday

“There’s a minimum amount of rent that the county expects, and beyond that, the county’s revenue … is tied to the amount of activities," at the arena, said Comptroller Jack Schnirman. "The county gets additional potential revenue from things like parking and event related costs,” Schnirman said. “The simple way to put it is the county has skin in the game of the success of the Coliseum.”


Nassau OTB fails to make $5 million payment to County

Newsday

Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman called the OTB payments "a significant revenue for the county" that had been "anticipated to grow" in 2020. Total payments from OTB to the county for VLT profits jumped to $20 million last year, compared with about $3 million in 2018.


Debrief: Schnirman, on Nassau’s instant ‘revenue crisis’

Innovate Long Island

Released Monday, an executive summary of Nassau County’s sales tax revenues (historically good for 40 percent of total county revenues, Nassau’s single-largest income source) shows a predictable and potentially devastating decline in the Age of Coronavirus: as much as $360 million (28 percent) off county projections for 2020, and maybe $1 billion short for 2020-21, if a second COVID-19 wave forces further shutdowns.  

    

Nassau comptroller to analyze impact of COVID-19 on county finances

The Island Now

The office of Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman has launched an analysis of the impact the coronavirus has had on the county government’s financial state.


Two Counties -- One Rich, One Poor -- Face ’Brutal’ COVID Budget Holes

The Daily Beast

“We’re estimating something on the order of a $300 million loss in revenue,” said Jack Schnirman, the Nassau County Comptroller. “This is unforeseen, catastrophic revenue loss that is solely because of the impact of COVID-19… When you lose a huge part of your revenue, you need help, regardless of how much or little of a surplus, or deficit, or rainy day fund you may have.”

Nassau: Sales tax revenue could drop 12% to 28% amid pandemic

Long Island Business News

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, sales tax revenue in Nassau County could drop 12 percent to 28 percent, officials said Monday. That’s according to Jack Schnirman, who released an analysis on the virus’ potential financial impact.


Comptroller to launch study of post-Covid recovery

Long Island Herald

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schirman announced l that his office will begin conducting an in-depth analysis of the impact the Covid-19 virus has had on the county’s finances. The analysis will provide “a series of projections on critical revenues, so that Nassau can best prepare for recovery."


Nassau, Suffolk scramble to buy emergency supplies for COVID-19 fight

Newsday

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman, whose office signs off on county purchase orders, said unlike superstorm Sandy in 2012, the COVID-19 crisis is “not an earthquake, tornado, hurricane, that hits a specific area at a specific time and drives costs. It’s hitting the entire nation."


Nassau lawmakers approve $85.6 million contract for Family and Matrimonial Court

Newsday

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman’s office said in a statement that the project "has seen delays and cost overruns. In order to move the project forward, the second phase could benefit from the implementation of a monitorship.”   


Nassau’s largest public works project nearly $47 million over budget with major delays

Newsday

In an interview, Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman said the change orders and other adjustments "that took place over a long period of time, going back many years now, add up to ultimately a 36 percent increase in the total project costs. That’s a big increase that ought to catch all of our attention. Is this something that obviously should have been included in the project from the start, or is this a reasonable amendment made due to field conditions?”


Report: Affordable housing an issue as residents ages 20 to 44 down 9.3%  

Newsday  

Long Island needs more affordable housing to stem the trend of young adults leaving the region, and more equity among schools to ensure all Long Islanders are prepared for jobs of the future, community leaders said at a roundtable Thursday.


Official: Housing costs drive LI young adults away

Newsday                             

Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman spoke about changes in the county and Long Island’s demographics and housing needs during a roundtable Thursday in Uniondale.

            

Nassau, NUMC dispute health care bills for county jail inmates

Newsday

"The months-long effort has been a long, complicated slog of everybody hashing through numbers and details together," said Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman, whose office denied or found errors in a number of claims NuHealth submitted.


Census: Foreign-born population numbers up in Nassau, Suffolk counties

Newsday

In his 2018 “Demographic Profile” of Nassau, County Comptroller Jack Schnirman reported, “Long Island’s population growth has been largely driven by minority communities and foreign immigration,” noting a drop in the county’s birthrate over the past decade. 


Nassau standardizes sewer hookup fees for out-of-county developers

Newsday

The Nassau County Legislature has moved to standardize the costs for out-of-county developers who connect projects to its sewer system, following a comptroller’s audit and a report in Newsday that outlined inconsistencies in how the fees were applied.


Nassau County changes rules on living wage law
Newsday
Companies doing business with Nassau County can expect to undergo added scrutiny when applying for an exemption to the county law requiring them to pay workers a living wage, under changes announced Wednesday. 

Nassau closes living wage loophole
Long Island Business News
Officials in Nassau announced changes Wednesday to close a loophole through which some service providers were dodging the county’s living wage law.

Making Elmont count
Long Island Herald
Every 10 years, the federal government strives to count every person living in the country, which has long been a challenge for the U.S. Census Bureau. Predictions are that the 2020 census will be no different, as tens of thousands of enumerators prepare to count the more than 325 million people living in the U.S.

Nassau County ended 2018 with significantly improved deficit, comptroller’s report says
Newsday
Nassau County ended 2018 with a $27.5 million deficit in its primary operating funds — a significant improvement over the previous year — according to the county comptroller’s annual financial report released Tuesday.

Nassau County Deficit Drops By More Than 75%
WSHU
Nassau County reduced its operating deficit by nearly $95 million in 2018. That’s according to a report released this week by County Comptroller Jack Schnirman.

Hempstead town shelter criticized in county audit
Newsday
The Nassau County comptroller recommended the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter make financial reforms after an audit found that management did not maintain payroll records and that charitable donations were spent along with taxpayer dollars.

Legislature fails to override Curran’s veto for elected assessor referendum
The Island Now
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman in a May 17 letter addressed to the Legislature shared findings from his recent audit of the county’s Department of Assessment for officials to consider when voting on the veto. 

Stop arguing and fix the assessment system
Long Island Herald
The current county comptroller, Democrat Jack Schnirman, recently released an audit of the department for the fiscal years 2014 to 2016, with data dating back to 2010, that made for appalling reading. 

Schnirman’s audit of county Assessment Department finds questionable tax shifts
The Island Now
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman’s audit of the Department of Assessment found that about $33 million of property taxes in 2016 was associated with questionable exemptions, possibly shifting the burden to other county homeowners.

Nassau audit hits ’questionable’ tax exemptions
Newsday
Exemptions for some homeowners resulted in a shift of tens of millions of dollars in taxes onto other taxpayers, Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman said. 

Schnirman report critical of county ethics panel
Long Island Herald
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman released a report that was sharply critical of the county’s ethics panel and its failure to investigate ethics violations and to levy sanctions. 

Nassau comptroller’s office says county Board of Ethics took limited steps to enforce ethics code
The Island Now
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman released the first phase of his nepotism audit, which found that the county’s prior Board of Ethics did not educate employees on avoiding ethical missteps and took limited actions to enforce the Code of Ethics.

Audit: Nassau County Board of Ethics "failed in its mission"
Newsday
The Nassau Board of Ethics under the administration of former County Executive Edward Mangano "failed in its mission," letting nepotism go largely unchecked and failing to fully review financial disclosure statements of county workers, according to an audit released Wednesday by county Comptroller Jack Schnirman.

Economic inequality persists in Nassau County, report and panel agree
Newsday
Black residents, besides having lower average incomes, are "less likely to own a home, attain a bachelor’s degree, and participate in the county procurement process," report says.

Schnirman releases report presenting racial economic disparity
The Island Now
Nassau County is projected to be majority-minority within the next 15 years, reflecting a rate much quicker than the rest of the country. 

Nassau County, N.Y., Opens Up Finances Amid Corruption Scandal
Government Technology
With a former county executive currently on trial, the New York City area county’s new comptroller is using technology to promote transparency and establish open data best practices. 

A welcome window into Nassau County government spending
Newsday
The Open Checkbook website can help deter corruption

Schnirman opens up county checkbook to public
The Island Now
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman launched an online checkbook on Wednesday that provides an inside look at county finances for anyone with access to the internet.

Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman launches online Open Checkbook
Newsday
Nassau residents can now easily review how the county spends more than $1 billion on outside contractors through a new website created by County Comptroller Jack Schnirman.

Data reveal an aging and slow-growing Nassau County
Newsday
Nassau County is changing and barely resembles the post-World War II suburb it was in the second half of the 20th century, new demographic numbers show.

Schnirman appointing former KMPG partner as new deputy comptroller
The Island Now
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman will be appointing Anthony Dalessio as the new deputy comptroller in charge of accounting.

Schnirman appoints Dalessio as deputy comptroller
Long Island Business News
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman said Thursday that he is appointing former KPMG Managing Partner Anthony Dalessio as deputy comptroller.

Nassau County Comptroller Schnirman Gives Progress Report
Long Island Weekly
“There is so much comptrolling to do. So little time.”
It wasn’t quite a lament coming from Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman. It was more of a comment on the sheer scale of his department’s purview.

Comptroller upholds campaign promises in review of first term
The Island Now
On the campaign trail, Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman laid out four main goals for his office if he was elected.

Comptroller audit faults Nassau public administrators office
Newsday
The Nassau comptroller reported Thursday that the political appointee who headed the county office that administers millions of dollars in estates of residents who died without a will allegedly altered his time sheets.

Audit finds public administrator’s audit to have mismanaged millions
The Island Now
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman released an audit that found the Office of the Public Administrator mismanaged millions of dollars in estate assets.

Comptroller slams administrator in audit
Long Island Herald
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman released an audit that was highly critical of the office of the public administrator and its former administrator.

MLK Center hosts annual Thanksgiving dinner
Long Island Herald
Long Beach residents filed in to the Martin Luther King Center on Tuesday to collect turkeys and traditional Thanksgiving dinner trimmings before a large community gathering at the center.

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