Steve Bellone

Government
7:58 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Suffolk lawmakers to vote on creation of LGBT-friendly senior housing complex

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has introduced legislation that would create an affordable housing complex for senior lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender residents.

If approved by the Suffolk Legislature, it would be one of five around the country and the first in the Tri-state area.

David Kilmnick, Executive Director of The Long Island GLBT Network, says many members of the community have faced discrimination throughout their lives.

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Many reasons for chosing Hochul over Bellone
7:12 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Bellone wasn't interested in Lt. Gov anyways

Nominees N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his running mate, former Congresswoman Kathy Hochul, state Attorney Gen. Eric Schneiderman, and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, left to right.
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During his nomination speech yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo mentioned Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone very briefly before moving to heap praise on his choice for lieutenant governor, former upstate congresswoman Kathy Hochul.  

Bellone was often mentioned as a possibly lieutenant governor but a lot of things stood in the way, not the least of which was that Bellone wasn’t interested. 

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IT Commissioner pleads not guilty
5:14 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Bellone official arrested for misleading lawmakers

Donald Rodgers, Suffolk County IT Commissioner, was arrested Thursday for misleading lawmakers in $5 million software deal
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Suffolk County's Commissioner of Information Technology was arrested Thursday over accusations he misled lawmakers about a $5 million technology deal. The charges suggest County Executive Steve Bellone was moving forward on a technology upgrade without legislative approval.  

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Budget expected to whipsaw back to negative
5:37 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Suffolk sheds deficit (but not for long)

Lou D'Amaro (D-Babylon) says Suffolk closed previous budget gaps and can do so again.
Credit Charles Lane

Suffolk County budget officials say there’s a slowly improving fiscal picture for the county and that Suffolk actually had its first budget surplus since 2006.  

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The magical septical tour
7:29 am
Tue April 22, 2014

After 4-state tour, here's what Suffolk knows of septic systems

Credit Charles Lane

After a four-state tour, Suffolk County planners updated lawmakers Monday on what they knew about mitigateing what officials call Long Island's greatest crisis in generations: nitrogen contaminating regional estuaries. 

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