Reinvent Albany thanks State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli for putting the financial reports of 500 state and local authorities online in open formats on his Open Book New York transparency site. The reports include data reported by the Authorities under the Public Authority Reporting Act to the “PARIS” reporting system from 2007 to 2014. The entire database can be downloaded at the site (which is a little tricky) or can be downloaded here.
The Comptroller’s Office has been discussing upgrades to the Open Book New York site for over year with transparency groups, including Reinvent Albany and the NYC Transparency Working Group. We have appreciated the consultation and are glad to see the opening of this important data, which will help the public better understand what state and local authorities are doing with billions of dollars of public funds.
We look forward to taking a closer look at the data in the days ahead.