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Skelos probe sparks competing calls for change in Nassau County

News that a federal investigation into state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Center) centers on a county public works contract sent shockwaves through Nassau County last week as officials scrambled to plug procedural loopholes and uncover what went wrong.

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