Robert Trotta

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Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta (R-13) is calling for the resignations of County Executive Steve Bellone and District Attorney Tom Spota, both Democrats, following disclosures about what they knew about former Suffolk Police Chief James Burke.

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Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta is calling for the suspension of the county’s red light camera program.

The program is designed to stop drivers from running red lights and causing accidents. But Trotta said Monday that the county’s recently released Red Light Camera Traffic Safety report revealed that accidents with injuries in his district have increased at intersections with the cameras.

Charles Lane

A bill coming before the Suffolk County legislature would require county police, among other things, to get a college degree if they want a promotion above the rank of captain. But the bill will likely hit stiff resistance from police unions.  

Charles Lane

As they continue to deal with a troubled budget Suffolk County lawmakers are meeting Tuesday to consider a number of revenue generators including hikes to traffic and parking fees and also suing big tobacco.