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  • Gianaris and Van Bramer Opposed Amazon, But Sold New Yorkers Out to Hollywood

    Bribing companies to do business in New York is a proven failure. New Yorkers pay millions for corporations to set up shop, but they get nothing in return. This “economic development” strategy only persists because it allows lawmakers to funnel work to friends, tout pet projects, and score political points. New Yorkers thought they had […]

  • New Yorkers Save $3 Billion on Amazon Corporate Welfare Scheme

    New Yorkers had to witness the state’s latest economic development scheme fail on a national stage. It should be obvious to the Governor that bribing companies to do business in New York simply doesn’t work. But that didn’t stop him from trying to lure Amazon to New York City. More than one year ago, Amazon […]

  • Governor Cuomo Admits His High Taxes Drove New Yorkers Out

    Mark your calendars, because the day has finally come: Governor Cuomo admitted his tax-and-spend policies have driven New Yorkers out of the state. But if you’re waiting for him to actually change those failed policies, don’t hold your breath. During a recent press conference, the Governor blamed the federal government for New York’s financial woes. […]

  • TAX CAP NO GOOD WITHOUT MANDATE RELIEF

    Statement from Reclaim New York Initiative in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Property Tax Cap Proposal “Albany’s penchant for kicking the can down the road knows no bounds. For eight years Andrew Cuomo has hailed the benefits of the property tax cap, yet New York property tax bills remain among the highest in the nation. […]

  • Will Your State Lawmaker Pledge to Defend New Yorkers?

    **Remember to fill out the forms below to tell your legislator to sign the Pledge To Defend New Yorkers**   Reclaim Initiative is calling on lawmakers across the State to sign our Pledge to Defend New Yorkers. We’re fighting to put more money back in your pocket, support small businesses, and crackdown on corruption. It’s […]

  • Lindenhurst Residents Will Pay Illegal Fees To Buy Their Own Backyard

    The Village of Lindenhurst will force nearly 50 homeowners to buy a portion of their own backyard. That’s right. Residents will spend thousands of dollars to purchase land they thought they already owned. A village-owned “paper road” known as Richards Lane runs through the backyards of homes on north side of Orchard Street and the […]

  • END ILLEGAL FEES IN SUFFOLK COUNTY: CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS TODAY

    Accompanied by citizens and county legislators, Reclaim New York Initiative held a press conference on October 2 to fight against illegal fees in Suffolk County. Displayed front and center was a $70 million giant check paid to the order of the Suffolk County government, emblematic of the $70 million in illegal revenue Suffolk County has […]

  • Time To Take Charge: Stop Illegal Fees In Suffolk County

    Suffolk County is exploiting taxpayers by stealing from them through illegal fees, and hoping that no one will notice. It’s up to you to fight back against money-grubbing legislators. You need to let them know that you are watching, you are furious, and you are going to fight against it! Already, the county government has collected […]

  • Suffolk County Legislature Shows No Remorse for Robbing Residents Blind

    Suffolk County legislators are knowingly robbing citizens of their hard-earned money by imposing illegal fees. Instead of addressing budgetary issues with real reform, legislators have turned to highway robbery and illegally passed the bill to taxpayers. State law says all service-related fees must be designated towards covering the cost of that service alone. Instead, Suffolk […]

  • RECLAIM NEW YORK INITIATIVE SUPPORTS THE MINIMUM WAGE TIP CREDIT

    Statement from Reclaim New York Initiative Executive Director Brandon Muir: “It’s not easy getting employees and employers to agree on labor issues. But the wage tip credit is one where they find common ground, and for good reasons. Governor Cuomo has proposed ending this credit – a decision that would force businesses to shoulder more […]