Statement from Reclaim New York Initiative Executive Director Brandon Muir on the organization’s joint press conference with the Assembly Minority Conference:
“Today Reclaim New York Initiative joined Assemblymembers and good government groups to call for an immediate vote on a bill that would restore transparency across our state.
“For too long, bad actors have bypassed oversight measures and abused loopholes in legislation to line their pockets with taxpayer dollars. This behavior must be stopped.
“The Procurement Integrity Act is a commonsense, bi-partisan bill that fights the corruption plaguing the Empire State. The State Senate passed the bill with nearly unanimous support from both sides of the aisle. Now, the State Assembly must follow suit.
“This bill will pass overwhelmingly if it is brought to the floor. But it’s stuck in the Governmental Operations Committee. Fortunately, the committee is headed by Assemblymember Chrystal Peoples-Stokes, who is also the primary sponsor of the legislation.
“Less than a week remains in this legislative session. Lawmakers must fight corruption by passing the Procurement Integrity Act now! New Yorkers simply can’t afford another corruption-laden gut punch.”
Reclaim New York Initiative is a non-partisan, non-profit registered 501(c)4 organization. We work to empower all New Yorkers with information and tools to make sure government officials understand – loud and clear – that they work for us. Visit ReclaimNYNow.org