Category: End NY Corruption

  • Lawmakers Push to Level the Playing Field During Budget Season

    Governor Cuomo’s once outspoken critics crumbled as the state budget process dragged on, ultimately handing the Governor everything he wanted in the final deal. Bold newcomers hoped they would have more of a say in the proposals passed. Maybe they didn’t know they would be left out of the negotiation process altogether. Albany’s biggest deals […]

  • LIC Better Off Without Amazon

    New Yorkers should give themselves a pat on the back for fighting off the state’s latest corporate welfare scheme – a handout to lure Amazon into Queens. Governor Cuomo’s administration and Empire State Development initially refused to offer any details on their incentive package. But once New Yorkers found out they would be handing over […]

  • Business As Usual During Albany Budget Negotiations

    Governor Cuomo called Albany’s $175 billion deal “the best budget” of his tenure. But the Legislature is tired of the Governor’s notorious back-door negotiating process. Governor Cuomo had hoped this budget season would run smoothly with a newly-elected Democratic majority in the Senate. But he was faced with an unprecedented amount of criticism from the […]

  • Cuomo Needs a Reminder on What Government Corruption Looks Like

    It should be obvious to Governor Cuomo that bribing companies to do business in New York doesn’t work. He tried to lure Amazon in with $3 billion worth of city and state corporate giveaways. But it still wasn’t enough to convince the wealthiest company in the world to set up shop in Long Island City. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]


    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 […]