Monthly Archives: October 2014

Open NY’s October Update: “Continuous Expansion”

New York State’s Open NY initiative published its third report on the progress of the open data portal earlier this month. Since its launch in March 2013, state agencies have uploaded 957 data sets to Open NY, which won accolades from the Center for Data Innovation over the summer. The report highlights Open NY’s efforts to […]

Lawsuit to Stop Diversion of Clean Water Funds for New TZ Bridge

Action taken to discourage further attempts to raid funds, and ensure due public process for future projects NEW YORK – October 28, 2014 – Riverkeeper, Waterkeeper Alliance and Environmental Advocates of New York have filed a lawsuit against New York State officials, seeking to ensure that urgently needed federal Clean Water Act funds will not […]

NYC’s Open Data Year 3: Good Successes and Untapped Potential

Today, Reinvent Albany provided the following testimony to the New York City Council’s Committee on Technology as part of a hearing on the continued implementation and oversight of the Open Data Law of 2012. Video of the hearing is here, our full testimony is here, and our report on Year Three of the NYC Open Data […]

The Biggest Transparency Story of 2015

Most Americans take it for granted that their state and city governments should reveal how they are spending tax dollars. Many states and cities meet this expectation by putting information about budgets and spending  online. But oddly, one of the fastest growing areas of local government spending is usually hidden from public view, and is […]

Testimony for City Council Committee on Economic Development

Last Thursday, October 2,  the New York City Council Committee on Economic Development held an oversight hearing on “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Tax Incentives Offered by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.” Reinvent Albany provided testimony, along with ALIGN, Good Jobs New York, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and South Bronx Unite. […]