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Bellone plan revealed : Suffolk's 2019 budget will stay within tax cap

Sep 22, 2018 - Newsday (New York)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Friday proposed a $3.11 billion 2019 budget he said would eliminate the county's structural deficit but increase property taxes for police services by 3.5 percent.

The proposed budget increases spending by $52 million, but Bellone said it remains within the state's two percent property tax cap, and includes no new fees.

The increase in police district taxes, paid by property owners in Suffolk's five western towns, which will average $44.84 m...