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Fitzpatrick Announces Bill To Repeal Video Lottery Gaming On Long Island

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Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) today held a press conference at the State Building in Hauppauge, NY to introduce his legislation, Assembly Bill A.5187, to rescind the authorization for 1,000 video lottery...

February 23, 2015
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Ethics Reform Is Necessary To Move Forward

There are a great number of issues currently facing New York State and its residents. Chief among them is the need for ethics reform. We must address this troubling matter before we can move forward with anything else. I have joined with fellow...

February 10, 2015
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In Light Of Federal Corruption Charges Against Silver, Pension Reform More Important Than Ever

Sheldon Silver’s arrest on federal bribery and corruption charges highlights the on-going need to reform our state’s expensive pension system for elected officials. If Silver is convicted, he will remain eligible to collect a taxpayer-funded pension...

January 30, 2015
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Create Bi-Partisan Coalition To Take Speaker Seat Out Of NYC

The time has come for a new era. While Speaker Sheldon Silver is presumed innocent until proven guilty, the stain of these allegations can never be washed away. The Assembly needs a fresh start, not just a fresh face. A temporary ceding of power...

January 27, 2015
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Fitzpatrick: Property Tax Relief Should Be Top Focus

Today, during his State of the State Address, Gov. Cuomo brought forth his intention to once again increase the minimum wage in New York State. President Obama and Gov. Cuomo are doing too much to try and control the economy. Increasing the minimum...

January 22, 2015
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