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Minority Leaders, Members Call for Immediate Action amid Unprecedented Eviction Moratorium Extension

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Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) and Senate Minority Leader RobOrtt (R,C,I-North Tonawanda), joined by Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) and Sen. Pam Helming (54th District), discussed the state’s pending eviction...

Fitzpatrick to Hold a Blood Drive in Hauppauge

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Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown), in partnership with the New York Blood Center, will be holding a blood drive on Thursday, July 22 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Hauppauge Fire Department, 855 Wheeler Road in the  Second Floor Meeting...

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More than 10,000 New Yorkers are on waiting lists as the need for organ donations far exceeds the supply. One person who donates organs (hearts, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and intestines) can save up to eight lives, while a tissue donor (corneas,...

Fitzpatrick To Hold A Blood Drive In Hauppauge

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Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown), in partnership with the New York Blood Center, will be holding a blood drive on Monday, July 19 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Hauppauge Fire Department, 855 Wheeler Road. While walk-ins are welcome, appointments...

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) (right) and his Assembly Minority colleagues listen to testimony from advocates at a forum they held on home care support for those with developmental and physical disabilities today in Albany.
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...

Fitzpatrick: New York Government Must Address Failings of Bail Reforms and Close $6 Billion Budget Deficit

“The New York City Progressive-led state government has left New York’s public safety and finances in shambles. The first priority must be to correct last session’s misguided bail reforms, which are releasing potentially dangerous offenders...
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Donate Life. Become an organ donor

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More than 10,000 New Yorkers are on waiting lists as the need for organ donations far exceeds the supply. One person who donates organs (hearts, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and intestines) can save up to eight lives, while a tissue donor (corneas,...

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Pension Reform Goes Far But Not Far Enough

After weeks of speculation, Governor Cuomo has introduced his pension reform legislation to the state. Taxpayers across New York State are struggling to pay their bills and with the sky-rocketing costs of living and property taxes, it is time for the...

Tax Cap Facilitates Mandate Relief

Throughout this legislative year, there has been a push by the Assembly Minority Conference and the state Senate’s Majority to pass a property tax cap. The proposed tax cap would keep property taxes at a 2% increase or 120% of the Consumer Price...

For A Stable Retirement & Balanced Budget, Reform Pensions Now

As an elected official familiar with the future pension obligations in my state, as well as an experienced financial-services professional, I respectfully disagree with those who seek to minimize the looming crisis. In his article, “Pensions...

State Credit Card No Way To Close Multi-Billion Dollar Deficit

Each year, the state is called on to pay debt it has created, and this week that call came in the form of a budget resolution. The state has, once again, used a taxpayer-funded credit card to rack up millions in additional spending leaving New Yorkers...

Fitzpatrick Applauds Governor’s Blunt Assessment

With the state mired in recession, and the financial crisis weighing heavily on taxpayers’ pocketbooks, it is crucial now, more than ever, that state government lessen the burden on middle-class families. To get our economy moving again, we need...

Fitzpatrick, Assembly Minority Outline Real Solutions To Close Budget Deficit

Fitzpatrick Calls for Elimination of New License Plate Mandate

Throughout my tenure in the Assembly, I have tried to reiterate to my colleagues that there is no such thing as a “free lunch.” State government’s addiction to spending has consequences, most notably, the need to raise taxes and fees on...

Statement from Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick

To emerge from this historic recession, state government will have to reduce its stranglehold on our economy. Businesses and taxpayers have been squeezed to the breaking point, as illustrated by the vehement opposition to the onerous and unnecessary...
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