Press Releases

Hauppauge, NY – After a thorough review of rate 285 meter readings of government owned and leased buildings and locations, Comptroller John M. Kennedy, Jr. along with members of the Suffolk County Department of Public Works have recognized 13 sites that qualify for a rate change to rate 281. This rate change will achieve lower electric bills for the County in the year 2016 and beyond and PSEG was instructed to implement the changes.   Read More


On December 16, 2015, at a meeting of the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association, members of Comptroller Kennedy’s staff met to discuss the Comptroller’s Hotel/Motel tax initiative and to highlight ways in which the his office can collaborate with towns and villages in Suffolk County to achieve common goals.   Read More


Hauppauge, NY - The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Suffolk County and Comptroller John M. Kennedy, Jr. - for the 32nd consecutive year - by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 2014 Annual Financial Statements. "This is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management" according to a statement by the GFOA.   Read More


October 22, 2015 - Suffolk County Comptroller John M. Kennedy, Jr. was extremely proud to be the keynote speaker at the quarterly Teachers Federal Credit University Business Clinic at the Teacher's Federal Credit Union headquarters in Hauppauge. The event invites various owners and leaders of Long Island businesses to bring them cutting-edge topics and trades that can be useful to succeed as a business here on Long Island.   Read More

October 19, 2015 - Suffolk County Comptroller John M. Kennedy, Jr. appeared before the LIPA Board of Trustees meeting today to strongly urge the Board to reject the Department of Public Service recommendations and suspend the review proceedings at this time, to allow for further examination of these impacts to the general public.   Read More


Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory and the League of Women Voters of Suffolk County on Oct. 8 hosted 27 high school students from Hauppauge High School, Commack High School, Smithtown High School East, Huntington High School and North Babylon High School for a Student Day at the William H. Rogers Legislature Building in Hauppauge.   Read More

August 30, 2015 – Suffolk County Comptroller John M. Kennedy, Jr. enjoyed both the food and company as he joined Mastic Beach Mayor Maura Spery and Legislator Leslie Kennedy at the 12th annual Blue Claw Crab Festival in Mastic. The event hosted over 2,000 residents from all over Long Island allowing them to enjoy great food, music and company.   Read More

August 22, 2015 – Suffolk County Comptroller John M. Kennedy, Jr. enjoyed both the food and company as he joined the Cutchogue Fire Department and Legislators Al Krupski and Leslie Kennedy in the fire department’s annual Chicken Barbecue. The event, in its 59th year sponsored by the Cutchogue Fire Department, was attended by many local officials along with over 3,000 residents from throughout Long Island...   Read More

Comptroller John M. Kennedy, Jr. announced today in an audit report for the period January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013, that the Suffolk County Treasurer's Office does not have adequate staff to sufficiently monitor the hospitality industry and enforce the Hotel/Motel Tax law to ensure compliance and maximize tax revenues.   Read More

Suffolk County Comptroller John M. Kennedy, Jr., met with over 40 members of the Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce today at Competition Toyota in Middle Island.   Read More

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