Press Releases

Fitzpatrick And Reclaim NY Call For A More Affordable State Budget

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I,Ref-Smithtown) joined Reclaim New York in calling to remove numerous tax increases which were included in budget proposals put forth by the governor and Assembly Majority and to pass reforms to other spending and...

Fitzpatrick Opposes The Assembly Majority Budget

“I am disappointed by the Assembly Majority’s proposed budget which employs some interesting and contrary approaches to wise budgeting. It is an irresponsible plan that would increase taxes on New Yorkers by $2 billion, give no purpose for,...

Fitzpatrick To Donors And Partners: Thank You For A Successful Blood Drive

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) recently hosted a blood drive on July 20 at the Hauppauge Fire Department. A total of 29 pints of blood were donated, which will help to save 87 lives. The drive was in partnership with New York Blood...

Fitzpatrick: New York Must Step Up Laws On Gang Crimes

“The legislature must address the need to increase penalties on gangs and their crimes. We must provide the tools to support our prosecutors and law enforcement community in fighting the depraved MS-13. The unprecedented level of violence of the...

Fitzpatrick: Enabling Law Breakers Is Not The Way To Repair Country’s Broken Immigration System

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I,Ref-Smithtown) stood in opposition to Assembly Majority and their package of bills which would enable and reward undocumented immigrants at the cost of taxpayers. The bills would prohibit the disclosure of immigration...

Fitzpatrick Says Long Island Taxpayers Will be Priority in 2017 Legislative Session

“As we begin the 2017 Legislative Session, I will prioritize the interests of Long Island taxpayers when evaluating each measure proposed by the governor and Assembly Majority. New York must ‘live within its means’ so families and small-business...

Fitzpatrick, The Assembly Minority Conference Award Albrecht With NYS Gift Of Life Medal Of Honor

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) and the Assembly Minority Conference presented Kathy Albrecht with the New York State Gift of Life Medal of Honor in the State Capitol on June 14. Albrecht donated a kidney to save the life of a 28 year...

Fitzpatrick: Governor’s Economic Programs Need Oversight

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) is promoting legislation (A.10531) that would impose more oversight and transparency over the governor’s discretionary spending, much of which has come under the guise of economic development. Fitzpatrick...

Fitzpatrick: NYC Politicians Disregard Middle-Class Students By Passing Dream Act

“Today the New York City-dominated Assembly Majority pushed for passage of the DREAM Act, a misaligned measure that would allow immigrants with no legal status to receive tuition assistance funded by taxpayers. Long Island’s middle-class families...

Fitzpatrick Calling On Assembly Majority To Address Heroin Epidemic

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) joined his Assembly Minority colleagues, Senators and those impacted by heroin addiction to call on the Assembly Majority to pass common-sense solutions before the end of session. The Assembly Minority...

Fitzpatrick To Assembly Majority: Pension Reform Needed Now

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) is disappointed by the decision of the Assembly Majority on the Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees, who voted to delay reform legislation that would strip corrupt officials of their publicly-funded...

Fitzpatrick: Those Facing Heroin Addiction Need Help And Action

“Heroin addiction is a pervasive problem that deserves attention and action. My Assembly Minority colleagues and I invited testimony and listened closely to families who are dealing with the tragic consequences of opioid addiction on Long Island...

Fitzpatrick Decries MMA Legalization

“The legalization of mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting in New York is the perfect example of what former Senator Patrick Moynihan would characterize as ‘defining deviancy down’ and normalizing a dangerous blood sport in the name of economic...

Fitzpatrick: Assembly Majority Reform Agenda Lacks Teeth, Offers Nothing New

“The Assembly Majority’s proposal is designed to give the illusion of reform with no substantive change. My Assembly Minority colleagues and I have been advocating for term limits for legislative leadership positions and committee chairs, measures...

Fitzpatrick Advocates For Mandate Relief At Local Government Joint Budget Conference Committee Meeting

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) was appointed by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) to the General Government and Local Assistance Joint Budget Conference Committee, which is part of the New York State Budget negotiation...

Fitzpatrick Offers Alternatives That Support Working Poor Without Eliminating Jobs

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) today joined several advocacy groups including the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the New York Farm Bureau, and others to warn against the governor’s 67 percent minimum wage increase....

Fitzpatrick And Colleagues Host Public Meeting On High School Diploma Options

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) recently joined his Minority colleagues at an education forum in the Hauppauge Legislative Auditorium to discuss high school diploma options that include opportunities for students on the career and vocational...

Fitzpatrick: Unfunded Mandate Relief Would Make Homeownership In New York More Affordable

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) recently attended a joint budget hearing on housing. Fitzpatrick emphasized that affordability is the biggest issue facing taxpayers and small-business owners. “One of the biggest barriers to...

“Mr. Motivation” Visits The Capitol

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) was pleased to help pass and sponsor a resolution commemorating the 15th anniversary of National Motivation and Inspiration Day, which motivational speaker and coach Kevin McCrudden of Smithtown helped...

Fitzpatrick Unveils Report On Heroin Addiction In New York State

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) and his colleagues unveiled the final report and recommendations from the Assembly Minority Task Force on Heroin Addiction & Community Response. Fitzpatrick co-hosted one of the statewide task force’s...