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Fitzpatrick: Only Agenda Needed Right Now Is Responding to Coronavirus and Keeping Government Operational

“We must keep only two things on the agenda right now: responding to the coronavirus and passing a budget focused on meeting the state’s fiscal obligations to keep the government operational. It has been the case in the past that the governor...

Fitzpatrick: Direct Home Care Must Be Preserved For New Yorkers With Disabilities

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I,Ref-Smithtown) attended a forum today in Albany held by Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller (R,C,I-Atlantic Beach) on home care support for those with developmental and physical disabilities, as well as...

Fitzpatrick: New York Must Move Now To Repeal Bail Reform

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I,Ref-Smithtown) called for action to be taken to repeal the bail reform law in response to a Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Public Safety. The assemblyman sponsors A.8855, which would repeal bail reform in its...

Fitzpatrick: NY Government Spending Must Be Carefully Trimmed To Reduce Budget Deficit

“Despite a record-setting economic expansion, our state is facing a $6.1 billion budget deficit. Structural cost drivers, notably Medicaid, continue to be ignored, which encourages and incentivizes New Yorkers to seek refuge in states that don’t...

Fitzpatrick Announces Bill to Repeal Bail Reform With Crime Victims and Law Enforcement

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I,Ref-Smithtown) today announced new legislation, A.8855, which would repeal the bail reforms passed in the legislature. He was joined by his Assembly colleagues, family members of crime victims and professionals...

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