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Suffolk County Legislature

Opponents blast proposed county law making discrimination against law enforcement illegal

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. 

Suffolk legislators this week to consider two major land buys in Riverhead, bias-driven false reports to police and zombie homes

Suffolk legislative committees will take up resolutions this week to authorize the purchase of 50 acres of farmland on Sound Avenue in Riverhead and 20 acres of open space in Northville. Here's the full committee schedule, with agenda and livestream links.

Suffolk election officials confident in ability to handle general election, despite COVID and expected record volume of paper ballots

Despite challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic and what will likely be a record number of absentee paper ballots, Suffolk's election commissioners say the Board of Elections is ready for the 2020 election.

Suffolk lawmakers set to vote on requiring advanced septic systems for new construction

New homes built in unsewered areas of Suffolk County next year will be required to have innovative nitrogen-reducing wastewater systems rather than traditional septic systems as of next July, if a proposed amendment to the Sanitary Code is approved by county legislators.

What’s on tap for county legislators this week: police activities, body cameras, the upcoming election and more

Suffolk County legislators will tackle a lot during this week's committee meetings — from requiring body cameras for law enforcement officers and preparations for conducting the 2020 General Election to requiring innovative septic systems for new or expanded single-family homes, and more. Here's a rundown.

County legislators approve ballot measure tapping sewer fund for general fund tax relief

Two controversial ballot propositions proposed by County Executive Steve Bellone made headway today in the county legislature.

County legislature to accept remote testimony by Zoom in Tuesday’s meeting

The legislative building in Hauppauge is closed to the public, but the meeting will be livestreamed on the legislature's website and testimony will be accepted via video conference.

Suffolk County needs an inspector general

We can stand up to inefficiency, incompetence and corruption, and the self-absorbed special interests and power elites who cause it

County legislature to hold committee meetings in Riverhead this week — here’s what’s on tap

In committee meetings this week, legislators will hear a presentation on the scallop program, consider purchasing farmland in Riverhead, consider authorizing the purchase of Cherry Creek golf courses and Garden of Eve farm, and more.

Suffolk negotiating with Nassau to buy 140-acre 4-H camp in Baiting Hollow

Nassau County, which has owned the camp for over 90 years, is ready to negotiate a sale, County Legislator Al Krupski said.