Category: Make NY Affordable


    The Governor and state lawmakers are about to return to Albany to kick off another legislative session. It will be yet another exercise in backroom negotiations, and costly deals that make our state more expensive, and do little to clean up corruption. That is, unless New Yorkers step up and do something about it. It’s […]

  • Empire State Development Takes Home Emmy Award for Best Corporate Welfare

    Reclaim New York Initiative offered the following statement in response to Empire State Development’s shameless bragging about taxpayer-financed productions winning Emmy awards:  “The state’s film tax credit job claims are a fiction straight out of the Hollywood productions they’re forcing New York taxpayers to finance. “New Yorkers did not win anything at the Emmy’s. Again, […]

  • Ulster County Legislator Proposes Abusive, Unjustified $500 Fee On His Measure To Require Licenses For Electricians

    Ulster County Legislator Hector Rodriguez has proposed a bill that would require all electricians to be licensed by the county before working in Ulster. What is touted as a common-sense proposal is really just an abusive and unjustified burden on workers. If the measure is passed, electricians will have to pass a written test to obtain an […]

  • ACTION ALERT: MTA Summer Of Hell!

    It is no secret that New York’s transit system is a disaster. Heck, it’s gotten so bad, the MTA was just served a class action lawsuit for damages over poor LIRR service. The MTA finally announced plans to deal with the summer of hell commuters are facing. The big idea? Warn commuters that the trains […]