Monthly Archives: September 2016

Arrested CEO’s have at least $928m in State Econ Dev Contracts and are Gov. Cuomo’s biggest Upstate contributors

Today, three CEOs were indicted by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for bribing state officials and successfully conspiring to rig bids. Those CEOs own or control companies whose owners and executives are the governor’s largest Upstate campaign contributors.  Prior to the indictments, all of their companies received large state construction contracts […]

Reinvent Albany Calls For Major Reforms In Response to Massive State Bid-Rigging Scandal

Close to $2 Billion in public funds in play Today’s sweeping indictments by federal and state prosecutors resoundingly confirm that the state’s use of non-profits and SUNY to award billions in state economic development contracts has created huge and systemic opportunities for corruption. These indictments shine a light on a broken and corrupt system, not […]

NYC Council Testimony on Open Data from Transparency Advocates

Today, Reinvent Albany, submitted joint testimony with fellow NYC Transparency Working Group member organizations NYPIRG, Citizens Union and  Common Cause/NY to the NYC City Council Technology Committee oversight hearing on open data: In addition, TWG members BetaNYC and Jessie Braden of Pratt’s SAVI provided testimony.