Suffolk Legislature

Charles Lane

The Suffolk County Legislature voted down a controversial measure Tuesday night. It would have required gas stations to notify motorists when there's a large disparity between cash purchases compared to credit card transactions.  

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Suffolk's off tracking betting corporation didn't make any money on the Kentucky Derby last weekend, horse racing's biggest event. The county-run betting parlor told lawmakers this week that last minute fee hikes snatched all the profits.   


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.  

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

Some Suffolk County lawmakers are concerned about how a county grant to study shellfish is spent. Lawmakers got some details about the program on Monday.