Monthly Archives: October 2011

Beyond the Freedom of Information Law

In today’s Times, Reinvent Albany executive director John Kaehny says there is a “General consensus that city and state agencies’ compliance with the Freedom of Information Law ‘has been sliding over the last decade.’” The article focuses on a new effort by Public Advocate Bill DiBlasio to get NYC agencies to comply with state FOIL […]

NY:$6.6B/Yr Biz Subsidies as Roads, Bridges, Transit Crumble

New York State and local governments are not broke. Far from it.  They spend an estimated $6.6 billion/year subsidizing businesses in the hope they will create more jobs and economic activity.  Despite this,  in recent years, New York has suffered higher job losses than the rest of the country, after lagging in  job creation for […]

Governor Cuomo’s “Open NY” Campaign Pledge

As attorney general, Andrew Cuomo created the cutting edge Project Sunlight. This powerful website tracks political and lobbying expenditures and state contracts.  As a candidate for governor, Cuomo proposed harnessing the Information Revolution for the public benefit with “Open NY.”  We like Open NY a lot, and would like to see Governor Cuomo launch it […]