Monthly Archives: November 2017

Twenty Prominent New York and National Transparency Groups Call on Governor Cuomo to Strengthen Freedom of Information Law by Signing Attorneys’ Fees Bill

Press Release Twenty Prominent New York and National Transparency Groups Call on Governor Cuomo to Strengthen Freedom of Information Law by Signing Attorneys’ Fees Bill SEE MEMO AT BOTTOM Twenty prominent New York and national transparency groups are publicly calling on Governor Cuomo to sign a bill that strengthens the Freedom of Information Law. The bill makes it easier for […]

NYC Council Speaker Good Government Forum

Reinvent Albany was proud to join lead sponsors Citizens Union and NY Law School, co-sponsors League of Women Voters NYC and NYPIRG, and a sell-out crowd on November 20th where we heard all of the candidates vying to be Speaker of the New York City Council discuss their priorities, proposals and vision for New York […]

Reinvent Albany Praises Enactment of Four New Laws Boosting Spending Transparency

Reinvent Albany today praised four laws which go into effect today making billions of dollars in City spending more transparent to the public.  The Council passed the laws on October 31st.  The Mayor did not sign the bills but allowed 30 days to lapse since Council passage, making the bills law under the City Charter.  Reinvent […]

Testimony to State Assembly: No blank checks for state “economic development” until major transparency and accountability reforms

Reinvent Albany testified today before the State Assembly Committee on Economic Development. The gist of our testimony was that the legislature should not appropriate any new funds for discretionary economic development programs until there are major transparency and accountability reforms, including a Database of Deals, Clean Contracting reforms and restrictions on campaign contributions from state […]