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Suffolk bill on employee health costs OKd

Bellone addresses County Legislature of Health Bill

"It's a good day for Suffolk County taxpayers," County Executive Steve Bellone said after the vote. "It's important to show we are leading by example . . . and we're not expecting any one group to shoulder the burden." But he warned that "time pressures" loomed and that the county's 2013 budget faced "hundreds of millions of dollars in deficits."| read more ››

Bellone budget cuts capital projects 21%


Spending for construction and other capital projects would decline by 21 percent next year under a budget proposed Tuesday by County Executive Steve Bellone.

Unveiling his three-year capital program, Bellone said roads and bridges still would be rehabbed and public safety vehicles replaced, but that the county's fiscal crisis requires a "leaner" plan than lawmakers have approved in recent years.| read more ››

Bellone Says ‘Fire Largely Contained’

County Executive Bellone and Gov. Cuomo discuss the brush fires with the media

County Executive Steve Bellone announced Tuesday afternoon that the brush fires in Suffolk have been largely contained. Both Bellone and Governor Andrew Cuomo thanked firefighters for their efforts in battling the blaze, which they said could have been “a lot worse.” The Governor also declared a state of emergency for Suffolk County in order to put it in a position to receive financial assistance.| read more ››

Suffolk Executive Bellone Unveils Streamlined Permit Process


HAUPPAUGE — Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone unveiled a new online permit process to allow residents, businesses, developers and engineers to track the progress of building improvement permits on the web. The system is called the Submission and Status Terminal. The system will link users with the Departments of Health and Public Works.| read more ››

Joe Dujmic Announces Run For NY’s 10th A.D.

Joe Dujmic

Joe Dujmic, a local attorney and former Deputy Chief of Staff to the Suffolk County Executive, announced his candidacy for the New York State Assembly.

Dujmic, 32, is running for the State Assembly in response to the continuing increase in the cost of living on Long Island and the need for bold reforms in the State Capitol. “The Long Island Taxpayers deserve a strong, independent voice in Albany who will question every single unfunded mandate. If you want to change Albany, you have to change the people who work there.”

Mr. Dujmic, who resides in Huntington Station touts the fact that he is a husband, father, homeowner and life-long resident of Suffolk County and believes that his previous government experience...| read more ››

Bellone Hearing It From the People


As part of his transition into a new seat, Suffolk County Executive-elect Steve Bellone held one of the first of many small business roundtable discussions in Kings Park Monday. There, business leaders told him that without county-funded infrastructure improvements, small businesses won't thrive in Suffolk County.| read more ››