News Closeup: Future of Trump’s tax plan; what’s next for Nassau County

Democrats scored big in New York last month with Republican leadership in both Westchester and Nassau counties. The victory on Long Island places the county executive position back in Democratic hands for the third time in 80 years.

Marvin Scott speaks with Nassau County executive-elect Laura Curran about the issues facing the county and her transition into office. Curran talks about how she intends to tackle such challenges as MS-13 gang violence, high property taxes, improving transportation, restoring faith in local government and more.

This past week marked a victory and a defeat for the Trump administration. The president’s campaign promise to pass a tax overhaul bill was approved by a joint congressional committee. The measure is being prepared for a final vote. At the same time, the president lost a Republican seat in the Senate with the defeat of alleged sexual predator Roy Moore in Alabama.

Marvin Scott talks to Alain Sanders, professor of political science at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, about these developments.