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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) (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...

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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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 developme Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I,Ref-Smithtown) welcomes Art Shamsky, a member of the 1969 Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I,Ref-Smithtown) speaking at the press conference to oppose parole for Anthony Bottom who murdered NYPD Officers Piagentini and Jones. Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I,Ref-Smithtown), right, speaks with Brandon Muir, executive director of Reclaim New York, left, and colleague Assemblyman Joseph Errigo at a press conference held Pictured with Assemblyman Fitzpatrick (right) is Rosalie Hanson from the Assembly Minority Long Island Regional office (left) and Assistant Chief Bob Wind of the Hauppauge Fire Department (center) who