Category: Press Releases

  • Amazon Fiasco in New York Yet Another National Embarrassment

    Statement from Reclaim New York Initiative in response to bribes and secret deals as a failed economic policy: “Bribes for companies simply don’t work. We saw it with the failure of the Governor’s upstate economic development plans. Maybe now, with yet another national embarrassment, the Governor will understand that secret deals using taxpayer money do […]

  • De Blasio “I’m Not Afraid of Spending”: Mayor Announces NYC Nearly $1 Billion Budget Shortfall

    Statement from Reclaim New York Initiative in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget address for fiscal year 2020. “‘I’m not afraid of spending, as long as we can sustain the spending.’ “This mentality is exactly what the citizens find wrong about New York State and New York City.  More spending, more problems. That should […]

  • NY GOV’T FAILURE ON FULL DISPLAY AS FEDS ANNOUNCE MORE OVERSIGHT OF NYCHA

    Statement from Reclaim New York Initiative Executive Director Brandon Muir following today’s announcement that the federal government and NYCHA have reached a tentative settlement: “NYCHA housing is in shambles. Everyone knows it, and the state and local government are to blame. The incompetence and carelessness has lasted so long, you have to wonder if New […]

  • STATUS CUOMO MEANS MORE OF THE SAME COMING FROM ALBANY

    Reclaim New York Initiative responds to Governor Cuomo’s litany of new taxes “After listening to his budget address, New Yorkers must be wondering if Andrew Cuomo confused math class with English. Heavy on rhetoric, it was more political posturing than a comprehensive spending plan. “Sprinkling in $1 billion in new education funding, $750 million in […]

  • RECLAIM NEW YORK INITIATIVE WINS BIG WITH GOVERNOR’S BUDGET PROPOSAL

    Statement from Reclaim New York Initiative in response to Cuomo’s endorsement of Procurement Integrity and FOIL for the Legislature “Our hat’s off to the Governor for finally joining Reclaim Initiative in endorsing greater transparency through FOIL for the state Legislature and endorsing procurement integrity. As we’ve said since the beginning, these two proposals are commonsense, […]

  • 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. […]

  • CUOMO’S SHOW LEAVES NEW YORK’S TAXPAYERS ON CUTTING ROOM FLOOR

    Statement from Reclaim New York Initiative in reaction to Andrew Cuomo’s third Inaugural Address: “For millions of people, Ellis Island represents hope and opportunity. Taxpayers were hoping that Governor Cuomo would use this speech to give them confidence that they will have the opportunity to build a life here. What they got was a flashy campaign-style video, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Citizens Say Enough. Time to End Suffolk County’s Illegal Fees

    SMITHTOWN – On October 2, Reclaim New York Initiative hosted a press conference with Suffolk County residents, and Legislator Rob Trotta. The press conference addressed Suffolk Bill 1850: A Charter Law to Ensure the Legality of Suffolk County Fees. Under state law, fees cannot be more than the cost of specific services. Any surplus money […]

  • 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 […]