Monthly Archives: September 2013

Money in Politics in New York: Sept. 20 edition

U.S. and NY Attorneys Testify at Moreland Commission’s First Hearing The Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption held its first hearing in New York City on Tuesday. The Commission, composed of district attorneys, law professors and private sector lawyers, was appointed by Governor Cuomo to investigate corruption in the state legislature. Federal prosecutors, state district attorneys, reform […]

Surge in Health Data Innovation: $2M Data Challenge and Leading Role for NYS

In August, the Knight Foundation announced a health innovation challenge, with the winners splitting $2 million in prizes for proposing the best ways to use open data related to public health. Yesterday, the contest officially began, with Knight now accepting submissions. Fittingly, New York’s award winning health commissioner and open data maven Nirav Shah MD […]

Nice job! Groups Digitize Albany Ethics Data

Columbia Journalism School’s The New York World, in cooperation with some of our favorite advocates at NYPIRG and Common Cause/NY, has created a searchable spreadsheet of the New York State Legislature’s ethics disclosure forms. The reports are based on handwritten disclosure forms submitted to the Joint Committee On Public Ethics (JCOPE) under state law.  The […]