The following is a look back at some of the top stories in Nassau County over the past week:
Mangano, NIFA Agree to Work Together
After a lawsuit and months of arguing over how Nassau County's finances should be managed, County Executive Ed Mangano and Nassau Interim Finance Authority Chairman Ronald Stack have apparently called a truce.
"We collectively realize that the county's financial problems are serous and that a cooperative effort between Nassau County and NIFA will be required to address them," the two said in a joint statement. "We are prepared and committed to work together to address the county's financial challenges and to meet these challenges in a responsible fashion."
Nassau's finances are being closely monitored by NIFA, which, in late January, stepped in to help manage the county's fiscal difficulties.
Appeals Court Upholds Redistricted Legislative Lines
Reversing a decision by a New York State Supreme Court judge, a state appeals court on Thursday ruled that the redistricted legislative lines put forward by Republicans are allowed to be used in this coming election.
An appellate panel in the 2nd Judicial Department ruled that the steps set fourth in the county charter, including a bipartisan commission and public hearings, can not hold up the lines from being put into place. That was the reason the Supreme Court judge, Steven Jaeger, had ruled against the lines in his July ruling.
Democrats will most likely take the case to the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, on Aug. 24.