CUOMO & DE BLASIO’S 421-A ‘DOUBLE PAY’

Reclaim New York executive director Brandon Muir offered the following statement on Governor Cuomo’s plan to add a wage subsidy to the 421-a tax abatement program, which has been backed by Mayor de Blasio: “New Yorkers aren’t seeing double, Cuomo and de Blasio are actually teaming up to make us pay twice over for politically-connected unions and developers. This has … Read More

PHONY “ETHICS REFORM” STABS NEW YORKERS IN THE BACK

Reclaim New York executive director Brandon Muir offered the following response to Governor Cuomo signing the so-called “ethics reform” bill (S8160) today: “This phony ethics reform bill was the product of backroom dealing, passed in the dead of night by legislators who didn’t have time to read it. Now, it’s been signed behind closed doors, 67 days after it was … Read More

SECRET ‘AGENTS OF THE CITY’ PLOT SHOULD BE FOIL-ED

Reclaim New York offered the following statement in response to the New York Post and NY1 News’ Article 78 lawsuit against Mayor de Blasio: “Thanks to NY1 and The Post, Mayor de Blasio’s fantasy about secret ‘agents of the city’ emails may not see too many more tomorrows. “The Mayor should already know that he doesn’t have a license to … Read More

WHAT DID THE GOVERNOR KNOW? NEW YORKERS NEED ANSWERS.

Reclaim New York offered the following statement in response to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s announcement of corruption-related charges against Joe Percoco, Alain Kaloyeros, Peter Galbraith Kelly, Steven Aiello, Joseph Gerardi, Louis Ciminelli, Michael Laipple, and Kevin Schuler: “Today we learned the governor’s closest adviser was allegedly involved in a bid-rigging operation and cover up scheme connected to the Cuomo administration’s … Read More

So Much For Unicorns & Rainbows: New Economic Climate Ranking Shows New York Near Rock-Bottom

Reclaim New York executive director Brandon Muir offered the following statement in reaction to Tax Foundation’s new 2017 State Business Climate Index, on which New York ranks 49th out of 50 states: “Listening to elected officials in Albany, you’d think New York’s economy was booming. But our government-first approach to economic development ignores the needs of real New Yorkers, and … Read More