Reclaim New York FOILs for Mayor’s Office Records

Statement from Reclaim New York Spokesperson Jadan Horyn: NEW YORK, NY – In light of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent agreement to acquire 17 properties for $173 million, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer subpoenaed the Mayor’s Office to release records regarding the sale. De Blasio told NY1 that if Stringer “had asked for the information, we would have just … Read More

Gov. Cuomo Finally Admits NYS Film Credit Could End

Statement from Reclaim New York spokesperson Jadan Horyn: “It’s about time! We are glad the governor has come around to what Reclaim has said numerous times – namely the film credit only serves the politicians who dole it out for political favors. The film credit provides little return on the “investment” taxes paid by New York residents. In fact it … Read More

Mayor de Blasio’s Renewal Schools Program Earns an F

Statement from Reclaim New York spokesperson Jadan Horyn: “New York spends more on per pupil education than any other state in the country. Tonight we expect the Mayor to announce that investment has resulted in the best schools in the country. Sadly, that is not the case. At this roundtable discussion, we hope that the Mayor owns up to the … Read More

Reclaim New York Statement on Compensation Committee

“New York politicians are at it again, putting their well-being above that of the average New Yorker. Instead of putting forth ethics reform, increased accountability and transparency, or tackling the crippling affordability crisis plaguing our state, they just approved a 63% pay raise to pad their own pockets at the expense of the New York taxpayer. Most New Yorkers wished … Read More

RECLAIM NEW YORK ISSUES FOIL REQUEST FOR HATE-FILLED STATEMENT BY ULSTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE MIKE HEIN

Statement from Reclaim New York Executive Director Brandon Muir: “Ulster County lawmakers are considering a proposal to impose term limits on elected officials. Instead of welcoming a substantive conversation about reform, County Executive Mike Hein issued an overtly political statement targeting Reclaim New York to stifle citizen action. Hein’s statement was riddled with inaccuracies regarding Reclaim’s founding and mission. Spewing … Read More

Percoco Verdict Proves Corruption at Highest Levels of Cuomo Admin

Photo credit: Ken Lund Reclaim New York executive director Brandon Muir statement on the Percoco verdict today: “The Percoco guilty verdict confirms conclusively that bribery and corruption reached the highest levels of the Governor’s office. Cuomo’s signature economic development efforts were for sale, not to create jobs and opportunity, but to pad the pockets of Joe Percoco. “New Yorkers deserve … Read More

Reclaim New York Joins Unprecedented Effort to Get New Yorkers Involved in Local Government

Group Joins Growing OrangeU Going? Civic Engagement Platform as “Hour New York” Partner Organization (New York, NY) – Citizen engagement is the key to improving our government, fighting corruption, holding public officials accountable, and making sure New Yorkers have the voice they deserve when policy decisions are made. Yet, in recent years, the state has ranked nearly dead last in … Read More

School Choice Works.

Reclaim New York statement on School Choice Week, which runs from January 21 to January 27, 2018: “We are proud to celebrate School Choice Week in New York State. School choice works. It’s helping children succeed because it puts parents and students first, and creates innovation that improves our education system. The facts are clear: thousands of children in New … Read More

Reclaim New York Celebrates School Choice Week

Reclaim New York statement on School Choice Week, which runs from January 21 to January 27, 2018: “We are proud to celebrate School Choice Week in New York State. “School choice empowers parents, puts students first, and brings innovation to the classroom that improves our education system. Thanks to these options, especially charter schools, thousands of children in New York … Read More