Steve Levy

Hearting on Cuomo helps taxpayers
6:35 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Why Bellone mentions Cuomo so much

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Suffolk Exec. Steve Bellone discuss Sandy preparations
Credit Office of NY Gov. Cuomo, Darren McGee

In his State of the County speech Wednesday night Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone mentioned New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ten times.  That's eight more times than he mentioned anyone else. Turns out the name dropping is intentional.  

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30 years of leaky fuel tanks
5:15 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Suffolk Settles $2 million environmental lawsuit

Suffolk County settled another lawsuit with the US Attorney's office Wednesday.  This latest one will cost tax payers $2-million for environmental violations stemming from underground storage tanks owned by the county.

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Current law doesn't standardize hate crime stats
5:23 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

DiNapoli will audit hate crimes

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli will audit the state's hate crime data collection.
Credit AP

New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he will audit the state's reporting of hate crime laws.  The audit comes at the request of a New York City elected official but could affect Suffolk County.

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Advocates: "victims more willing to go to police"
5:40 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Suffolk hate crimes triple after reclassification

Former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy announcing the creation of a national coalition for immigration reform. Many critics blame Levy for the under reporting of hate crimes. Levy refutes this.
Credit AP

The number of hate crimes in New York State jumped 30% in 2012 compared to the year prior.  That’s from a state report released Thursday that says most of the statewide increase is attributed to Suffolk County property crimes classified as hate crimes.

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