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Drinking Water Protection Program

Bellone withdraws controversial bill to divert Drinking Water Protection Program funds

After backlash from environmental advocates and opposition among legislators, the county executive today withdrew his bill to put a referendum on the November ballot that would have changed the distribution of quarter-percent sales tax revenues.

Former county exec Steve Levy joins Bellone in push-back on quarter-percent sales tax ‘misinformation’

Former county executive Steve Levy says it's inaccurate and unfair to characterize Suffolk's quarter-percent sales tax as an environmental protection measure.