Oaks Announces Launch Of “Stop Government Waste” Web Site

New web site allows taxpayers to anonymously report wasted taxpayer dollars
January 15, 2010

Assemblyman Bob Oaks (R,C-Macedon) today announced the launch of a new web site – www.stopgovernmentwasteny.com – that will allow taxpayers and state employees to anonymously report wasteful government spending. The web site was launched by the Assembly Minority Conference in an effort to receive direct input from individuals who have witnessed or have become aware of waste, fraud or abuse in state government.

“I am proud to be a part of the launch of the ‘Stop Government Waste’ web site,” stated Oaks. “Our state is facing a multi-billion dollar budget deficit and we need to attack our spending problems on many fronts. This is one important way to help us reduce state spending.”

The Assembly Minority Conference will be making these reports public and handing them over to the necessary administrations in an effort to stop waste in a non-partisan fashion. The web site will allow users to see examples on recently uncovered government waste, while also explaining how government waste leads to escalated problems within our state.

“Individuals should feel comfortable reporting any forms of government waste they witness firsthand or become aware of,” stated Oaks. “This web site allows complete anonymity and privacy. With the launch of this new web site it is our hope that more people will come forward in order to reduce government waste.”