Monthly Archives: November 2015

NYC Enacts Five Bills Updating Open Data Law

Today, Mayor de Blasio signed into law the first five amendments to the NYC Open Data Law since its passage in 2012. Intro 890-A: requires DoITT to archive data sets on the portal, which will help users compare current data to historical data. Intro 898-A: requires every data set on the open data portal to […]

NYC Council Press Release on Passage of Five New Open Data Bills

CITY COUNCIL PASSES OPEN DATA LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE BILLS TO IMPROVE OPEN DATA LAW At the NYC Council’s Stated Meeting on Tuesday, November 24th, the Council voted in favor of a legislative package of five bills designed to improve the existing Open Data Law. Committee on Technology Chair James Vacca, along with Council Members Gentile, Cabrera, […]

Following the Money: Opening NY Campaign Finance Data

WHEN: 10am, Friday November 20th WHERE: Civic Hall, 156 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York City REGISTER HERE On Friday, November 20th, Reinvent Albany and Civic Hall present Following the Money. In a rare NYC public appearance, staff from the NY State Board of Elections will join the NYC Campaign Finance Board to preview their […]

Civic Groups Urge State Action to Reform Public Ethics

Corruption Trials and Two Reform Reports Make the Case for Action Now In light of the corruption trials of two former legislative leaders taking place this week and New York State’s D-minus grade in how it handles issues of integrity from a national comparison study, New York’s leading good government groups today called upon the […]

Listening to FOIL at NYC DOITT: 311 Data Challenge

Reinvent Albany has analyzed the Freedom of Information Law requests received by numerous New York State and City agencies in an effort to identify what agency information and data the public is interested in, and to make a case for publishing that information online. In June 2014, Reinvent Albany published Listening to FOIL, an analysis […]

NY Gets D- Grade In National Corruption Risk Report

Confirming the public’s perception of a state government which has lost its way, New York State got a D- grade in a comprehensive report on corruption risk by The State Integrity Investigation, a  project of the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity, which are national and international groups which advocate for clean and transparent […]

Following the Money: Opening NY Campaign Finance Data

On November 20, join staff from the NYS Board of Elections and NYC Campaign Finance Board for a preview of new state campaign finance data reporting, and a discussion on how to make state and city campaign finance data easier to use. Register for this free event here. This is a great opportunity for civic technologists, […]

Governor Cuomo Speaks Out On “Good Corporate Citizenship” —- Seems To Forget GE

In a statement today about the announced closing of the FitzPatrick nuclear plant in Scriba, NY, Governor Cuomo spoke out on “Good corporate citizenship.” “The closing of the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant will devastate the lives of the more than 600 employees and their families. Good corporate citizenship must appreciate that there are […]