“We keep paying higher taxes but yet they cannot balance the budget. It’s another year of deficits and the taxpayers are going to be left paying more taxes for less service. It is time that county government works for us not against us,” said Martin. “Where is the leadership to stop the annual problem of budgetary shortfalls?”
Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn (D-Setauket) has introduced a bill intended to keep guns out of the hands of individuals who have been involuntarily transported to emergency rooms for psychiatric reasons. Introductory Resolution 1121-2013 will mandate that Suffolk law enforcement cross reference the names and address of individuals undergoing a psychiatric crisis and transported to Stony Brook University’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) against Suffolk County’s pistol license registries.
Yesterday, the Suffolk County Legislature’s Budget and Finance Committee unanimously approved a bill authorizing the County Comptroller to issue nearly $160 million of debt to cover operating expenses and continued to reject legislation aimed at long-term budget planning and transparency.
The Suffolk County Legislature held a General Meeting on Thursday, September 13 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Rose Caracappa Auditorium, William H. Rogers Legislature Building, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown, NY 11787. Here are the results.
a Tom Cilmi Commentary… - reprinted from Long Island Business News courtesy of Tom Cilmi Those of us in business are all too familiar with the required quarterly filing of unemployment insurance. While the philosophical debate rages over the pros and cons of extended unemployment benefits, New York’s employers are paying through the nose, funding […]
New districts slices a few communities in half By Henry Powderly The Suffolk County Legislature this week approved its new map for legislative districts, despite some opposition. For example, Hauppauge will be split into two districts. CONTINUE READING
Members of the Suffolk County Legislature froze their own wages through December 31, 2013 in an action at the Legislature’s June 19th meeting in Riverhead. “With Suffolk County facing a deficit of more than a half billion dollars over the next three years, we are all going to have to make sacrifices to solve this […]
The group will examine the viability of establishing a long-term pediatric care facility in Suffolk County The Suffolk County Legislature has adopted a resolution sponsored by Legislator Ed Romaine to create a long-term pediatric care task force. The task force is charged with examining the viability of establishing a public or private facility in Suffolk […]
County Executive Bellone Announces the Passage of New State Legislation Authorizing Suffolk County to Regulate Taxicabs, Limousines and Livery Vehicles in Suffolk County Assemblyman Thiele and Senator LaValle served as sponsors of the new legislation Suffolk County Executive Bellone announced the passage of new state legislation which authorizes Suffolk County to regulate taxicabs, limousines and […]
Hauppauge Residents Unite to Fight Suffolk County’s Redistricting Plan On June 5, 2012, there was a very partisan discussion at the General Meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature regarding how the Hauppauge Community is getting split into two separate districts at the expense of the Hauppauge residents that live and many business owners that work […]
By Paul Squire | Shelter Island Reporter The Suffolk County Legislature approved a resolution to drill fire suppression wells in the Pine Barrens during their session Tuesday. CONTINUE READING
HOT TOPICS: 1. Certificate of Necessity. Restoring positions in the Health Department. (Co. Exec.) (APPROVED) 2. Certificate of Necessity. Early retirement program for exempt employees. (Co. Exec.) (APPROVED) 3. IR 1387. A Local Law to protect public health at hookah bars. (Spencer) (APPROVED) 4. IR 1584. Bonding of $1.6 million for emergency bridge work. (Co. […]
Suffolk County Legislature’s proposed redistricting would split Hauppauge into two different districts based on Islip, Smithtown lines. By Sara Walsh |Hauppauge Patch CONTINUE READING
Smithtown Festival Day Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 11:00 am – 5:00 pm- Main Street (Smithtown) 2 Free NEW YORK METS Tickets for Every 1 Person Donating Please donate. We need you more than ever!!! Eligibility Criteria: Must have valid ID and know SS# Minimum weight 110lbs Between 16-76 years of […]
Suffolk County Legislator Spencer Develops Contingency Plan for Protecting Services That Safeguard & Promote Public Health Read more on Huntington Politics.