Temporary restraining order against Nassau continued

Nassau lawmakers learned Monday that a state court judge has continued a temporary restraining order that bars the county from collecting fines — possibly for years — based on a 2013 law requiring commercial properties to pay hefty penalties if they do not provide timely information to the county assessor about their income and expenses.

The decision creates a $15.8 million hole in this year’s budget and will make it even more difficult for county Executive Edward Mangano to balance next year’s projected budget, which is supposed to be submitted to the legislature Thursday.

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