FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dan Fitzsimmons, JLCNY, 607 775-5821
Congressman Reed Defends New York Property Rights in Washington
BINGHAMTON – January 27, 2015 – Dan Fitzsimmons, President of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York said: “We are extremely pleased that Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23) has introduced federal legislation in response to Governor Cuomo’s theft of property rights in the Southern Tier. We are especially proud that JLCNY board member Neil Vitale accompanied Congressman Reed to the President’s State of the Union Address, highlighting our fight for the rights of New York landowners.”
Congressman Tom Reed released the following statement:
“Far too often private property owners are left on the sidelines while local, state and federal governments’ make decisions for them on what they can and cannot do with their property. This is not right; it is not fair; and it is not the American way. These actions by government entities often leave our neighbors and friends with property that is worth much less, hurting their families and leaving them little choice but to accept the lower value.
“That is why I invited Steuben County farmer Neil Vitale...