Good Government Groups to Call for New Transparency for NYS Government

March 22, 2012

Recommendations for Using Everyday Information Technology to Open Up Government

At a news conference on Thursday, March 22 at 1 PM, leading civic and government watchdog groups will call on the Governor, Legislature, Attorney General, and Comptroller to use the explosion in affordable Information Technology to make NY State government more transparent, responsive, and accountable.

The groups will release a report which makes specific recommendations for all statewide offices and the executive and legislative branch. The groups’ call for improved transparency comes within days of New York’s “D” grade on a national survey on “corruption risk.”

WHAT: News conference and release of transparency recommendations for  Governor, Assembly, Senate, Attorney General and Comptroller.

WHEN: Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 1pm

WHERE: LCA room, LOB 130 Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY