Action Center

  • Tell Utica Mayor: Citizens Passed Term Limits. Don’t Let Politicians Break ‘em!

    Term limits are a commonsense ethics reform that help prevent politicians from consolidating too much power, and keep government more in touch with the real world by bringing new people to public service. A proposal recently passed by the Utica Common Council weakens term limits to the direct benefit of the members of the common […]

  • ACTION ALERT: END ILLEGAL FEES IN NASSAU COUNTY

    When it comes time to balance the budget, elected officials can cut costs, raise taxes, or steal from citizens. Nassau politicians have chosen to steal. The use of fees to nickel-and-dime county residents is terrible policy. It hurts citizens and businesses who can’t afford to pay more for the same level of service. It doesn’t […]

  • ACTION ALERT: END ILLEGAL FEES IN NASSAU COUNTY

    When it comes time to balance the budget, elected officials can cut costs, raise taxes, or steal from citizens. Nassau politicians have chosen to steal. The use of fees to nickel-and-dime county residents is terrible policy. It hurts citizens and businesses who can’t afford to pay more for the same level of service. It doesn’t […]

  • TZ Bridge Toll Task Force Mess Shows Albany Is Breaking Promises, Ignoring Residents, to Avoid Revealing Cost

    Reclaim New York Initiative offered the following statement on the Thruway Authority’s Toll Advisory Task Force dysfunction:     “This is another slap in the face to the very Rockland and Westchester residents who will foot the bill for this bridge, and use it the most.“Instead of living up to promises of an open process and […]

  • ACTION ALERT: Ulster County Lawmaker Raising Costs For Blue-Collar Workers”

    Incredibly some legislators have found another way to make life more expensive for you, and doing business more costly and difficult for tradesmen. At least one Ulster County Legislator feels electricians aren’t already overburdened enough by government, and need to pay more ever year just to be allowed to work. Legislator Hector Rodriguez has proposed […]

  • Tell Hempstead You Deserve Real Ethics Reform at the Town Board Meeting & Rally on Sept. 5th

    Residents in the Town of Hempstead might finally get the ethics reform they deserve. Since 1990, the Town of Hempstead hasn’t updated its ethics laws. But now, real ethics reform is up for debate. Supervisor Anthony Santino has proposed a plan that would cut down on nepotism and conflicts of interest in Hempstead. But it […]

  • ACTION ALERT: GIVE HEMPSTEAD RESIDENTS THE ETHICS REFORM THEY DESERVE

      Much-needed ethics reform is finally up for debate in the Town of Hempstead. Town Supervisor Anthony Santino has proposed an ethics reform package that is weighed down by one bad proposal, and the fact it is missing a number of positive proposals from town councilmembers. Supervisor’s Santino’s strong-arm control of meetings is preventing these […]

  • ACTION ALERT: STOP SUFFOLK COUNTY’S UNLAWFUL $110 TRAFFIC TICKET FEE

    Suffolk County lawmakers are at it again. This time, they’re trying to double administrative fees on traffic tickets from $55 to $110. It’s highway robbery with an added dose of dishonesty. These fees violate state law and hit those who can least afford it the hardest. Piling onto the fee-asco, they force residents to pay […]

  • New Poll Shows Nearly 80 Percent Disapprove of Governor, Legislature Cutting Backroom Deal to Rename Tappan Zee Bridge After Mario Cuomo

      54 Percent of Rockland and Westchester Residents Disapprove of Renaming Bridge After Former Governor 80 Percent Feel Westchester and Rockland Residents Should Have Had a Role in Naming Bridge that Joins Their Two Counties (New York, NY) – The rush to name the New Tappan Zee Bridge after the Governor’s father has left a […]

  • Action Alert: Tell Albany to Come Clean on Tappan Zee Bridge Cost

    Albany legislators rushed a backroom deal to slap Governor Cuomo’s father’s name on the Tappan Zee Bridge. New poll results show New Yorkers in the Hudson Valley are disgusted by this late-night scheme that misused a provision in the State Constitution reserved for emergencies to ram through the bridge naming. It’s no wonder when it […]