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About Reclaim New York Initiative

Reclaim New York Initiative is a non-partisan, non-profit registered 501(c)4 organization. We work to empower all New Yorkers with information and tools to make sure government officials understand – loud and clear – that they work for us.

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Jadan Horyn
Communications Director
610-674-7444
Jadan@reclaimnynow.org

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Press Releases

  • 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 […]
  • Action Alert: Tell Suffolk County Legislators to Sign the Discharge Petition
    Suffolk County is gouging residents with illegal fees. Lawmakers are overcharging citizens for the cost of services in a desperate attempt to patch the county’s busted budget. In fact, Suffolk County is collecting over $70 million from these fees. The worst example is the tax map verification fee. The county is charging $500 for verifying […]
  • Shame on Ulster County Legislators
        Statement from Reclaim New York Initiative Hudson Valley Regional Coordinator Domenick Cocchiara in response to Ulster County’s decision to postpone a vote on term limits: “Reclaim New York Initiative condemns Ulster County lawmakers for putting politics before policy during tonight’s public hearing and failing to pass a commonsense reform. “Too many career politicians […]
  • Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes sponsored a bill to fight corruption. Now she doesn’t support it.
    Statement from Reclaim New York Initiative Executive Director Brandon Muir on the Assembly’s failure to move on the Procurement Integrity Act: “Lawmakers claim they want to tackle Albany corruption. There’s overwhelming support in the State Assembly for a bill to fight the Empire State’s pay-to-play culture. Everything should be in place for New Yorkers to get […]