Here is some belated horn tooting and congratulations for the huge public authorities data dump done by the Authorities Budget Office and Governor Cuomo’s Open NY in July. We think this a big deal and has the potential to significantly increase the transparency of the state’s vast array of authorities. ( It has “potential” because […]
In a very rapid response to a Freedom of Information Law request, the State Economic Development Authority provided Reinvent Albany with an updated list of the members of the State Implementation Team. (SIAT.) The SIAT are the official judges of the two enormous state competitions for local economic development aid and business subsidies. Judges are […]
Today the muckraking International Business Times published Freedom of Information Law requests to the governor’s office and the Empire State Development Corporation in which the Cuomo administration says it “is not in possession of any documents” relating to offers of subsidies to General Electric. At first this seems very odd given the Governor’s high-profile, and […]
(As published in Gotham Gazette) The big news is that Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have stopped fighting over who should pay what, and reached a deal to close a huge gap in the MTA’s vital $26 billion five-year capital plan. But their story of political conflict and compromise obscures a crucial fact: it’s […]
Last week, NYC Council’s Committee on Technology held a hearing on the NYC Open Data Law’s implementation, as well as on a package of seven bills to amend the law. Below is the testimony Reinvent Albany provided to NYC Council.