Suffolk County Reduce Spending Task Force Recommendations

By the end of 2019, Suffolk is projected to be $900 million in operating debt. County legislators are tackling this problem head-on. They’ve unanimously created the bi-partisan Suffolk County Reduce Spending Task Force to find the county ways to save money in order to avoid new taxes or fees for Suffolk residents. The task force has put together a list of recommendations to … Read More

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

POLL: Reduce Suffolk County’s $900 Million Debt

  *Thank you for your interest in the Suffolk County Reduce Spending Task Force. Our poll has now closed. You can find the final list of recommendations by clicking here.*   By the end of 2019, Suffolk is projected to be $900 million in operating debt. A report by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office in September 2018 said Suffolk was … Read More

Lawmakers Declare an “On Time” Budget for Pay Raises

New York lawmakers had one requirement to receive a pay raise: pass the state budget on time. They failed, but they still got their raise anyway. State lawmakers were already well compensated with a base salary of $79,500. Plus, they got a $175-a-night per diem for each night they spend in Albany and many received generous leadership stipends. But the … Read More

Cuomo and de Blasio Team Up to Tax Commuters

Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have spent years arguing over who is responsible for the MTA and its many failures. Now they’ve both decided to give up their fight and pass the financial burden to New Yorkers. The Governor and the Mayor have now released a joint 10-point plan to fund the MTA. In short, New Yorkers are now … Read More

Is This Another Empty De Blasio Promise on Parking Placards?

Everyone knows New York City is a traffic nightmare. The growing number of illegally parked cars is making crowded streets even worse. It’s all thanks to city-issued parking placards that government employees abuse to park on sidewalks, crosswalks, bus lanes, and bike lanes. While the placards don’t permit drivers to park in illegal zones, the NYPD is often hesitant to … Read More

Checkout Nassau County’s Checkbook

Over the past 10 years, Nassau County has been rocked by a litany of scandals, many of which stem from contracts being awarded to favored vendors who offer kickbacks to elected officials. Thankfully, Nassau has taken a giant step toward cleaning up corruption and providing much needed oversight on outside contracts. Residents can now view how the county spends more … Read More

Politicians in Most Corrupt State Want Taxpayers to Donate to Their Legal Funds

  It’s no secret that New York City officials treat their constituents like an ATM. But now, Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City politicians will openly solicit donations to help pay off their legal bills. The Mayor supported the idea of a legal-defense fund after racking up millions in lawyer fees relating to state and federal investigations into … 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

Left & Right Unite: We Should Not Hand Over 1% of The Entire State Budget to Amazon

New York State is offering $1.7 billion worth of incentives to entice Amazon to locate its second corporate headquarters in Long Island City. While New York City is kicking in an additional $1.2 billion worth of corporate giveaways. The tech giant’s memorandum of understanding (MOU) shows that the Empire State has offered $505 million in capital grant funds and up … Read More