Anthony Figliola

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Anthony Figliola

As the Vice President of Empire Government Strategies, a former professional fundraiser and the youngest person ever appointed to the position of Deputy Supervisor to the Town of Brookhaven, N.Y, Anthony has over a decade of solid experience in government relations, economic development and grassroots lobbying. Anthony has been published and regularly interviewed for his expertise in economic development and public policy for media outlets such as: NBC News, CNBC, FOX News, ABC, Associated Press, RNN, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Newsday, Finance & Commerce, Long Island Business News and many more.

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Posted by Anthony Figliola on April 5, 2013
Hydraulic Fracturing

The natural gas industry has underestimated the resolve of the environmental activist community in New York state. For the better part of a decade, the state’s gas industry has continued to lose the messaging war while jobs and industry move to nearby Pennsylvania and Ohio. The problem has many causes, not least of which is poor coordination and understanding of the state’s subtleties by the gas industry. In order to reach Gov.

Posted by Anthony Figliola on February 28, 2013
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New York City is quickly becoming the destination of choice for emerging tech companies, and countless young tech entrepreneurs are moving here every year. And while the economic growth in the tech sector has been significant, it’s important to recognize that other, smaller towns are trying to take some of that business away from us.

Posted by Anthony Figliola on January 25, 2013
Weapon of Mass Destruction

Last week, New York State passed the most sweeping and restrictive gun laws in the nation - In the wake the Newtown tragedy that killed 20 innocent children.

I ask… will this law completely solve the problem?

I acknowledge you don’t need a machine gun to protect your home. However, it is a Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Effective gun laws are necessary to protect innocent citizens. There are some people that act recklessly and they should be punished – But not responsible gun owners.

We live in a society that is becoming increasingly more evil.

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