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The United States Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare, including the individual mandate, which requires all Americans to buy health insurance, is constitutional. This decision marks the destruction of individual liberty, as for the first time, citizens can be forced by the government to buy a product or service.
In September 2009, President Obama told George Stephanopoulos, […]

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Press Release from the County Executive Office.

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced that overtime is down $6.2 million from the same period just one year ago as a result of new polices, improved management and a culture change that emphasizes that overtime should only be as a last resort.  In all, overtime decreased from $22.4 million to this point in 2011 […]

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 Assemblyman Jim Conte today announced the passage of Lauren’s Law. Conte, a sponsor of the bill and two-time organ-transplant recipient, noted that the bill will help increase organ-donor enrollments throughout the state as well as prolong and enhance the lives of thousands of New Yorkers waiting for a transplant.
The legislation is named after Lauren Shields, […]

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There is a misconception that hookah smoke is less toxic than cigarette smoke. Many people are unaware that one hookah session is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes.

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In a recent campaign mailer, Congressman Steve Israel published the results of his Priorities Survey. When asked for a comment, Stephen Labate said, “It is time for Steve Israel to start telling the truth about his record and what he supports. His comments are complete mischaracterizations of the truth, especially regarding Medicare and Social Security”.

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Suffolk County residents can breathe a sigh of relief today! After weeks of negotiation, the Suffolk County Department of Health will undergo a comprehensive review of the programs and services it provides before devastating cuts to personnel will take place.

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Councilman Mark Mayoka’s investigation into the prepared re-bonding resolution yielded $300,000.00 in savings.

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Shed The Meds Program

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Senator Carl L. Marcellino is partnering with the Suffolk County Police Department and Value Drugs to help residents safely dispose of their expired or unused medications.
The “Shed the Meds” program will take place 10 am to 1 pm, Saturday June 2 at Value Drugs, 349 New York Avenue, Huntington. Residents can drop off any medication […]

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Health Services Commissioner James Tomarken and Legislator Kara Hahn announced the launch of the Department of Health Services’ Regional EMS Opioid Overdose Prevention Project, a two-year New York State demonstration program that will study the effectiveness of the administration of Naloxone to opioid overdose patients by certified basic emergency medical technicians. 
Naloxone, […]

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