Tom Cilmi http://wshu.org en Budgeting in secret has few critics, even some respect http://wshu.org/post/budgeting-secret-has-few-critics-even-some-respect <p></p><p>For the last several weeks Suffolk County lawmakers have been negotiating next year's budget. &nbsp;The $2.8 billion spending package is expected to be unveiled Friday afternoon. &nbsp;While there has been a quiet increase in criticism about how lawmakers get the budget done most still defend it. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:57:35 +0000 Charles Lane 7654 at http://wshu.org Budgeting in secret has few critics, even some respect Report: Bellone budget has $50 million in risk http://wshu.org/post/report-bellone-budget-has-50-million-risk <p></p><p>Independent budget analysts for the Suffolk County Legislature say County Executive Steve Bellone's budget next year has a potential $50-million hole in it. &nbsp;But the analysts say it makes the best of the county’s fiscal problems that have built up over the years. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:13:27 +0000 Charles Lane 7063 at http://wshu.org Report: Bellone budget has $50 million in risk