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

Subway Meltdown Is Today’s Example of Failed MTA Leadership

Reclaim New York offered the following statement on today’s subway delays, overseen by an MTA whose budget increased to over $16 billion this fiscal year: “This is not a money problem, it’s a management problem. “Every time riders are stuck in a hellish commute, they should think of the MTA board diverting billions of their hard-earned dollars away from needed … Read More

Reclaim New York Files Lawsuit Against Empire State Development for Hiding Records on $247 Million in Taxpayer-Funded Promotional Ads

Reclaim’s New York Transparency Project demands release of records showing how ESD spent taxpayer dollars promoting the Governor’s signature programs (Albany, NY) — New Yorkers have grown accustomed to seeing flashy ads on their televisions that promote the Governor’s signature programs, such as Taste NY, START-UP NY and “New York State of Opportunity.” While the costly commercials and catchphrases have … Read More

Gameshow Economics Still Not Working: Time to End Cuomo’s “Economic Hunger Games”

Reclaim New York executive director Brandon Muir offered the following statement in response to the announcement of the 2017 Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) awards: “More gameshow economics and it’s still not working. “Despite the rhetoric, the upstate economy is dying, families are leaving, and businesses are struggling under the second-worst tax climate in the nation. These award shows are nothing more than … Read More

Mayor de Blasio Hammers NYC Council on Proposed Term Limit Extension

Mayor Bill de Blasio has come to the defense of term limits as the City Council attempts to extend term limits. The Mayor told the New York Daily News: “The people have spoken,” he said. “It couldn’t be clearer. People believe in term limits. I believe in term limits.” New Yorkers have voted time and time again in favor of … Read More