Bellone accuses GOP of putting politics ahead of roadway projects


Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone accused Republicans in the Legislature of playing partisan politics by blocking funding for key infrastructure projects.

A $28 million bond vote recently would have funded street and sidewalk repaving throughout the county. The measure needed a supermajority vote to pass.

However, the initiative received zero support from the GOP even though, Bellone says, Republicans supported the individual projects.

“It is simply disingenuous for legislators to vote for a project on one hand, and then flip flop and say ‘I’m not going to support the…

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