The upcoming mayoral election in Norwalk pits a former police chief against his former boss, the city’s current mayor. Despite their longtime working relationship, Democrat Harry Rilling is hoping voters see the differences between himself and Republican Mayor Dick Moccia. Election officials say turnout will ultimately decide the election.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Thursday he will try again to merge the county offices of treasurer and comptroller. After his first attempt was derailed on a technicality Bellone is turning his second attempt into a somewhat unusual campaign issue for Democrats.
On New York's ballot next month will be six referendums to change the state constitution. The most talked about proposition asks voters if they want Las Vegas-style gambling. Several propositions delve into the minutia of government operations: giving war veterans additional access to government employment, helping local governments borrow money for sewer construction, and also allowing the state to make some land trades. The last referendum asks voters when judges should be forced to retire.