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Steve Levy, new gubernatorial candidate, new Republican, and still Suffolk executive, comes out blasting against those frustrating the Legacy Village affordable-housing project in his county budget plans.
He sounds utterly gubernatorial -- that is to say not terribly diffferent, rhetorically, from a Spitzer or a Paterson stymied by lawmakers on either or both sides of the aisle resisting his plans.
. "We face a serious deficit and thus far the legislature has punted on every item I have proposed to close the gap," Levy complained, as reported by Reid Epstein. "These do-nothing legislators are setting up to impose a massive tax increase if they don't move to close the hole."
The other day, as reported here, Republican Legis. Tom Barraga from West Islip said he is open to selling the county nursing home but not before Levy presents lawmakers with details of any potential sale.
"We're waiting for this so-called proposal being made by a private entity," Barraga said. "I want to see what were talking about with reference to the cost factor."
This Hauppauge or Albany?