Monthly Archives: November 2013

Transparency Groups testify on success and challenges of NYC Open Data Law

Last week, TechPresident published a thorough and well-written accounting of the city council’s hearing on the New York City’s open data law, the progress made in implementing it, and what remains to be done. Reinvent Albany and various members of the NYC Transparency Working Group attended and provided testimony about their experiences finding and using […]

Lawsuit over In Bloom

We’re posting the complaint and memo of law online for this lawsuit, because it raises timely issues of data privacy and security. This case is significant because it directly bears on security for data stored in the cloud. Information management stored on premises or with BOCES isn’t more secure. Whether or not In Bloom is a […]

Money in Politics in New York: November 18 Edition

The Brennan Center regularly compiles the latest news concerning the corrosive nature of money in New York State politics—and the ongoing need for public financing and robust campaign finance reform. We’ll also be linking to dispatches from around the country highlighting the national scope of this crisis. This week’s links were contributed by Katherine Munyan […]

Response to Governor Cuomo’s Veto of the Statewide Transit Lockbox Transparency Bill

Governor Cuomo’s veto of the Transit Lockbox Bill (S.3837/ A.5084) sends the wrong message to New Yorkers who ride buses and trains, and who seek fiscal transparency. The veto means that taxes and fees dedicated to public transit will remain extremely vulnerable to budget raids. The Transit Lockbox has the support of hundreds of civic […]