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.

Rensselaer County Strands Seasonal Campers

Last Friday, the Government Justice Center sent a letter to the Rensselaer County Health Commissioner and Empire State Development demanding that the county and state stop preventing out of state seasonal campers […]

Upholding Open Meetings Law

Colonie Town Board Violated Open Meetings Law The Government Justice Center sent a letter to the Colonie Town Supervisor yesterday advising the Town Board to both livestream and record their town meetings […]

GJC Supports Challenge to Mandatory Bar Dues

The Government Justice Center and several public policy centers filed a “friend of the court” brief in Jarchow v. State Bar of Wisconsin before the United States Supreme Court arguing that mandatory […]

Public Campaign Finance Commission 

GJC Sues Public Campaign Finance Commission for Records                                     The Government Justice Center (GJC) filed a case against the New York State Public Campaign Finance Commission for not abiding by the […]

Fighting for Vocational Freedom

Current Status of Lawsuit: Filed June 25, 2019. Lori Smith’s Story Lori Smith loves horses and loves caring for them. Since being exposed to horses when she was young, she realized […]

Holding Warren County Accountable

In early 2017, Mr. Whitehead tried to participate in Warren County’s decision-making regarding a contract dispute with a project vendor. Mr. Whitehead had discovered issues with a geo-thermal energy project […]

Keeping 211 Waivers in Check

On May 4, 2018, the Government Justice Center filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Empire Center for Public Policy in Police Benevolent Association of New York State, Inc. v. State of […]

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GJC is an independent, not-for-profit legal center that provides pro-bono legal services to protect the rights of taxpayers in the face of improper action by state or local governments.