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.
Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi, a former small business owner, Chamber of Commerce president and professed supporter of small business, introduced the legislation in response to complaints from business owners in Suffolk who, Cilmi says, are being forced to pay for unnecessary public infrastructure improvements.
Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi delivered the following report to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. The report lists more than 140 suggestions put forth by Suffolk’s employees, many of whom found themselves on a list of more than 200 employees who were laid off at the end of June as a result of Suffolk’s fiscal […]
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 […]
Suffolk County Legislators Tom Cilmi and Rob Calarco joined in thanking New York State Assemblyman Phil Ramos and Senator Lee Zeldin, sponsors of legislation which passed the Assembly today allowing Suffolk County to establish its own Traffic Violations Bureau. The Senate bill had already been passed. Governor Cuomo is expected to sign the legislation, A9539-D […]
Legislator Tom Cilmi (R-Bay Shore) is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, May 15 to elicit ideas on how Suffolk County can eliminate waste and operate more efficiently. The hearing is scheduled to take place from 5pm to 8pm in the Rose Y. Caracappa Auditorium in the William H. Rogers Legislature Building on Veterans Memorial […]