Challenging Illegal Fees
For several years, Long Island’s Suffolk County has avoided raising general fund taxes by imposing new or increased fees on certain residents. In October 2017, the Government Justice Center, an Albany-based public interest legal center, filed a lawsuit in the state Supreme Court to put an end to the illegal practice of raising general revenue through such fees.
Where Did the Cash Go? The Rye City School District Won’t Say
In the Rye City School District, officials forked over more than $31,000 to a third-party vendor that conducts “equity audits.” But the school district is refusing to say any more.
GJC Sues Long Island Power Authority and South Fork Wind
The Government Justice Center (GJC) has filed a complaint on behalf of Long Island ratepayers against the Long Island Power Authority and South Fork Wind, formally known as Deepwater Wind South Fork, for violating New York State’s procurement laws.
Challenging Nassau County’s Secret Assessments
Like many others in Nassau County, Diane Eckel grieves her real property assessments. The stakes are high. Taxpayers can save tens of thousands of dollars in successful challenges. But knowing how the County determines values is critical to making a challenge.
Uncovering a deadly nursing home cover-up
GJC obtained a court order compelling the Cuomo Department of Health to disclose to Empire Center data on Covid nursing home deaths that had been kept from the public to hide underreported fatalities.