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Smithtown News

Newsday: Bellone right to look forward

Jun
27
2012

A mountainous budget deficit has been eating up vast amounts of his staff's time, but Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is not letting short-term budget woes keep him from thinking big and long-term. He needs to do both. His Connect Long Island outline of the way the county will go about economic development has a good core approach and a couple of innovative ideas. But the budget reality won't go away, and Bellone will have to make even tougher choices very soon -- and lean a little harder on legislators.| read more ››

Suffolk bill on employee health costs OKd

Bellone addresses County Legislature of Health Bill
May
8
2012

"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 ››

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