Bellone Calls Special Legislature Meeting for Tax Relief Bill

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Thursday called a special meeting of the legislature for Tuesday, July 28, so that legislators can consider and vote on a bill that he says will help mitigate a catastrophic budget shortfall from the COVID-19 pandemic. If approved, voters would get the final say during November’s General Election.

The bill would, for three years, increase the percentage of sales tax that is allocated to the Suffolk County Taxpayers Trust Fund, which is used to stabilize the county’s property taxes. In order to do so, the bill would decrease the percentage of the quarter-sales tax that is allocated to the Suffolk County Environmental Programs Trust Fund, used to offset the county cost of the acquisition of land for environmental protection purposes.

Bellone Calls Special Legislature Meeting for Tax Relief Bill

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