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Joe Dujmic Receives First Major Endorsement


Earlier this week, Joe Dujmic, candidate for New York State’s 10th Assembly District received his first major endorsement of the campaign from Suffolk County Legislator Dr. William Spencer, of the 18th Legislative District.

Dujmic was publicly endorsed by Dr. Spencer at a well-attended gathering in honor of the popular legislator at Albert’s Mandarin Gourmet in Huntington.

“I am proud to endorse Joe Dujmic for New York State Assembly in the 10th District. His will be a strong voice for Long Island’s hardworking taxpayers.” said Legislator Spencer.

Dujmic stated that he looks forward to working with Dr. Spencer and the rest of Huntington’s elected officials by “putting Long Island first” in Albany....| read more ››

Newsday: Bellone right to look forward


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

"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 ››