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Opponents blast proposed county law making discrimination against law enforcement illegal

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A proposed amendment to Suffolk County’s human rights law that would make discrimination against law enforcement unlawful was attacked as unconstitutional and unnecessary during a public hearing of the County Legislature on Thursday. 

Report: L.I. police officers highest-paid local government employees in state

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Nassau and Suffolk county police are the highest-paid local government employees in New York State, according to an Empire Center report released Dec. 9. The top five town police departments for average pay were all in Westchester and Rockland counties.

Town and village police departments to see $6 million more in sales tax revenue sharing under deal announced yesterday

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Suffolk County officials yesterday announced a three-year agreement that will increase sales tax revenues for town and village police agencies by $6 million. Riverhead will see an extra $178,900 in 2015 — money which has already been spent in the town's adopted budget.
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