List of Cuomo Member-item Vetos – Stickball Hall of Fame, et. al.


This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed 128 Legislative Member items totaling $640,000. The nonprofits feeling the wrath of Cuomo’s veto pen included the Stick Ball Hall of Fame, the Association des Senegalais, the King of Kings Foundation, food pantries, youth organizations, libraries, veterans’ groups, and nature preserves.

Cuomo claimed that the items were new member-item appropriations –which he disapproves– not reappropriations as characterized by the Legislature. And according to SOP’s Liz Benjamin, Gov. Cuomo doesn’t hate all pork – just the Senate Democratic kind. Legislators did not react well to Cuomo’s vetoes.

The groups getting the fiscal ax are listed below:

  • Visiting Neighbors, Inc. – $5000
  • Homecrest Community Services, Inc. – $1000
  •  Parents for Megan’s Law Crime Victims Center – $4500
  • South Queens Boys and Girls Club – $3500
  • Red Hook Initiative – $5000
  • Legal Information for Families – $10,000
  •  Magnolia Tree Earth Center – $5000
  • Project Re-Generation – $5000
  • Town of Amherst Youth Court – $10,000
  • Greater Woodhaven Development Corp – $5000
  • Alpha School for Progressive Learning – $3500
  • Bronx Library Center – $5000
  • Children’s Aid Society – $10,000
  • Erasmus Neighborhood Federation – $10,000
  • Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corp – $5000
  • Bayside Historical Society – $5000
  • Bayside Little League – $5000
  • College Point Athletic Association – $5000
  • Bronx Library Center – $5000
  • Children’s Aid Society – $9,000
  • New Hope for the World – $5000
  • State Education Department – $1.286 million
  • Albany Public Library – $4000
  • Yeshiva Derech Hatorah – $2000
  • Goodwill Industries – $3000
  • Lindenhurst Junior Squires Soccer Inc. – $5000
  • Wheelchair Classics Charities – $5000
  • New York City Housing Authority – $2500
  • NYCHA – $3250
  • Historic Ithaca, Inc. – $7000
  • Central New York Arts Foundation – $7500
  • City Parks Foundation – $10,000
  • Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center – $5000
  • Maspeth Town Hall – $2000
  • Mt. Olivet Baptist Church – $10,000
  • South Queens Boys and Girls Club – $3500
  • 52nd Street Project – $1000
  • African Diaspora Film Festival – $3000
  • African Poetry Theater – $5000
  • Citizens Committee for New York City – $1000
  • Irish Repertory Theatre Company – $1000
  • It Takes A Community To Raise A Child – $2000
  • Italian Charities, Inc. – $1000
  • NYC Community Chorus – $1000
  • Sesame Flyers International – $5000
  • Fourth Arts Block, Inc. – $3000
  • Aamus – $2000
  • Brewster Little League – $15,000
  • CNY Jazz Arts Foundation, Inc. – $2500
  • Conrad Poppenhusen Institute – $5000
  • Dwarfe Giraffe Little League – $5,000
  • Forest Park Trust – [$7500] $11,000
  • Greater Ridgewood Youth Council – $3000
  • Heart Share – $3000
  • Juniper Civic – $3500
  • Maspeth Town Hall – $2000
  • One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center – $3000
  • Richmond Hill Block – $5000
  • Richwood Local Development Corps – $3000
  • Ridgewood Property Owners – $2500
  • Teatown Lake Reservation – $20,000
  • American Littoral Society – $5000
  • Association des Maliens – $2000
  • Association des Senegalais d’Amerique – $2000
  • Broadway League – $2000
  • City Parks Foundation – $8000
  • Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center – $1000
  • Exodus Transitional Community, Inc. – $3000
  • Ifetayo Cultural Arts Facility – $10,000
  • Kids In Distress Situations (KIDS) – $5000
  • King of Kings Foundation, Inc. – $5000
  • NASA Science Program for Kids – $5000
  • Police Athletic League – $10,000
  • Present Theatre Company, Inc. – $1000
  • Queens Symphony Orchestra – $5000
  • Roundabout Theatre Company – $1000
  • Sesame Flyers International – $5000
  • Signature Theatre Company – $1000
  • Stick Ball Hall of Fame, Inc. – $3000
  • Theater Breaking Through Barriers – $1000
  • YMCA Senior Swim Program – $5000
  • Historic Ithaca, Inc. – $11,000
  • Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps – $3000
  • Glendale Volunteer Ambulance Corps – $3000
  • Honeoye Falls Fire Department – $10,000
  • Town of Jefferson – $25,000
  • Ridgewood Volunteer Ambulance Corps – $3000
  • Samuel Field YM-YWHA – $20,000
  • School Sisters of Notre Dame – $3000
  • Sharing and Caring – $3000
  • West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire/Ambulance  – $3200
  • Conlon Life Tower Tenants Advocacy – $3000
  • Cypress Hills Local Development Corp – $10,000
  • Independent Plaza North Tenants Association – $2000
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum – $3000
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Little League – $2000
  • UJO of Williamsburgh – $4000
  • American Italian Cancer Foundation – $2,000
  • Columbus Day Foundation – $3,000
  • Constantino Brumidi Lodge, Order Sons of Italy – $30,000
  • The Doe Fund – $12,000
  • Hollis-Bellaire-Queens Village-Bellerose Athletic Association – $5000
  • Linwood Volunteer Ambulance Corp – $3000
  • New Life Food Pantry, Elmhurst, NY – $1000
  • Ridgewood Seniors Community Corporation – $2400
  • Samuel Field YM-YWHA – $25,000
  • Zion Tabernacle Food Pantry, Ozone Park – $1000
  • Atlantic Avenue Betterment Association – $5000
  • Brain Tumor Foundation – $5000
  • Immigrants New Citizen Association – $5000
  • Albany Cemetery Association – $4000
  • American Legion Post 1424 – $1000 (Veto #118)
  • American Legion, Argonne Post 71 – $4,500
  • American Legion Post 1424 – $3,000 (Veto #124)
  • American Legion, Peekskill Post #274 – $18,000
  • Disabled American Veterans, Northern Westchester/Putnam – $5000
  • VFW Post 2565 – $2500 (Veto #119)
  • VFW Post 2565 – $1000
  • VFW Post 2813 – $2000 (Veto #120)
  • VFW Post 2813 – $2000
  • Vets, Inc. – $8000
  • Vietnam Veterans Chapter 32 – $2000 (Veto #121)
  • Vietnam Veterans Chapter 32 – $2000 (Veto #129)

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s  entire 129 line-item vetoes are in this pdf file.

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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