Shelter Island Reporter: County Exec Race Heating Up

Shelter Island Reporter: County Exec Race Heating Up

The Shelter Island Reporter previewed the Suffolk County Executive race between John Kennedy and Steve Bellone. The paper cited the Bellone administration’s constant borrowing of money to cover the loss of sales tax revenues, increase of the county sales tax, an $833 million budget deficit and the seven bond downgrades the county received. “Steve Bellone has been a fiscal disaster for Suffolk County,” Mr. Kennedy stated on his Facebook page. “Under his tenure … Big Tax Bellone has raised taxes and fees by over $200 million to pay for his $3.11 billion budget. … As a result of fiscal mismanagement, Suffolk County has declared 7 fiscal emergencies and received 7 bond downgrades. Suffolk County is now issuing JUNK BONDS!”

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