Transparent, Sensible Business Subsidies NY State's $8B in annual taxpayer subsidies to businesses should be fair, clean and transparent. Accountable Public Authorities NYS public authorities, like the MTA and Thruway, borrow 96% of state debt and spend $43B a year. They should be accountable and transparent. NYC Transparency Working Group Coalition working for open data, Freedom of Information Law, open government. Promoting Open Data and Open Government Government data should be easy for the public to find and use. Govt budgeting, services and agency information should be online and convenient for the average person. Strengthening Freedom of Information Law FOIL should be online, faster, fairer, more responsive, less expensive and work hand in glove with open data.