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Fitzpatrick: Toothless Legislation Breeds Further Corruption

“Earlier this year, my Assembly Minority colleagues and I proposed legislation (A.4643) that would amend the New York State Constitution to strip public servants, including elected officials, of their taxpayer-funded pensions...

June 17, 2015
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Fitzpatrick: Businesses Fleeing NY, START-UP NY Ineffective

“The START-UP NY program instituted by Gov. Cuomo was supposed to create a rapid influx of potential jobs coming into New York State. On Long Island, however, we have seen an exodus of companies leaving for lower costs due to oppressive taxes and...

June 11, 2015
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Fitzpatrick: Pension Reform Essential To The Economic Health Of New York

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“My Assembly Minority Conference colleagues and I have proposed a number of significant reforms since the beginning of the legislative session, one of which is legislation (A.4643) that would amend the New York State Constitution to strip public...

June 9, 2015
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Fitzpatrick: DMV Must Stop Selling Drivers’ Personal Information

“It has recently come to light that the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has been bidding the private information of millions of New York residents to third parties and selling it to the highest bidders. Private information should be kept...

June 1, 2015
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New York State’s Expanding Pension Bubble Continually Threatens To Further Increase Cost Of Living

New York State taxpayers are sitting on an ever-expanding pension bubble that needs to be popped. Due in large part to the billions of taxpayer dollars the state and its localities are required to contribute toward New York State’s public pension...

June 1, 2015
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