Monthly Archives: January 2018

Reinvent Albany and NYPIRG Ask State Comptroller DiNapoli and ABO to Investigate Alleged Manipulation of Power Outage Data Related to Subway Delays

Thomas DiNapoli Comptroller of the State of New York 110 State Street Albany, NY 12236 Jeffrey Pearlman Director, Authorities Budget Office 240 State Street #2076 Albany, NY 12220 January 30, 2018 Re: Request for investigation of alleged manipulation of data related to NYC subway service delays Dear Comptroller DiNapoli and Director Pearlman, Our groups write […]

Reinvent Albany Testifies to CFB on Strengthening the City’s Public Matching System

Testimony to the New York City Campaign Finance Board on the 2017 City Elections January 29, 2018 Good morning Chair Schaffer and members of the Campaign Finance Board (CFB). My name is Alex Camarda, and I am a Senior Policy Advisor for Reinvent Albany. Thank you for holding this hearing today to gather public input […]

Watchdog Groups: Freeze Business Subsidies Until Major Reforms Adopted

Governor Andrew Cuomo Executive Chamber Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224 Senator John J. Flanagan Temporary President & Majority Leader Room 330, State Capitol Building Albany​, ​​NY​ ​12247 Assemblymember Carl Heastie Speaker of the Assembly Legislative Office Building 932 Albany, NY 12248 Senator Jeffrey D. Klein Senate Coalition and IDC Leader Legislative Office Building 913 Albany, […]

​Reinvent Albany Backs Three of the 2018 FOIL Recommendations Proposed by Governor and Committee on Open Government

Reinvent Albany Supports Select Recommendations By Governor Cuomo and the Committee on Open Government to Strengthen Freedom of Information and Open Meetings Laws Reinvent Albany appreciates Governor Andrew Cuomo and The Committee on Open Government identifying their priorities for strengthening the state’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), Open Meetings and Open Data policies in 2018. […]

Transparency Groups Support January 9th Senate Committee Vote Approving Bill Expanding FOIL to Subsidiaries of State Authorities and Agencies

Memorandum of Support A.5854-2017 (​Schimminger​)/ S.4775-2017 (Boyle) Clarifies that state created or controlled non-profit organizations are subject to Freedom of Information Law Title An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to expanding the definition of agency. Summary This bill would require that an entity created by a government agency or a subsidiary […]

Watchdog Groups: Restore Public Trust in NY with Anti-Corruption Reforms

NEWS RELEASE WATCHDOG GROUPS UNVEIL “ROADMAP” TO CURBING CORRUPTION IN NEW YORK BY KICKING OFF RESTORE PUBLIC TRUST CAMPAIGN URGE GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE TO TAKE SPECIFIC, CONCRETE STEPS TO RESPOND TO TIDAL WAVE OF SCANDALS 2018 LEGISLATIVE SESSION WILL TAKE PLACE AGAINST BACKDROP OF RAFT OF CORRUPTION TRIALS Reacting to the State of the State […]