Assembly Minority Conference Launches New “Stop Government Waste” Website: www.stopgovernmentwasteny.com
New website features on-line reporting tools that allow taxpayers and state employees to anonymously report the waste of taxpayer dollars
January 14, 2010
Albany, NY – As part of their continued fight to prevent the loss of millions in taxpayer dollars that occurs annually through waste, fraud and abuse, Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) and the Assembly Minority Conference today announced the launch of a new website – www.stopgovernmentwasteny.com – that will aid taxpayers and state employees in reporting any waste of taxpayer dollars. The site will seek the direct input of taxpayers and state employees who can anonymously report wasteful acts they have witnessed, or of which they have become aware. Kolb and the Assembly Minority Conference will then publicize the reports, submit them to the Administration, and seek non-partisan legislative remedies to rectify the problems to ensure greater fiscal accountability and responsibility in state government. The website – www.stopgovernmentwasteny.com – is now live and some of its features include:
- Offering taxpayers and state employees an on-line mechanism to report known instances of state government waste directly on the website – it also allows individuals reporting such tips an ability to retain their anonymity;
- Listing of several recent examples uncovered by the media of state government waste, fraud and misuse of taxpayer dollars; and
- Outline how government waste leads to higher taxes, a strain on the delivery of essential public services and further erodes public confidence in state government and the men and women serving in it.