Monthly Archives: April 2018

Reinvent Albany in Council Testimony: Use Open Data to Measure Completion of Agency Reports; Webcast Debates

Reinvent Albany at Council Hearing Calls for Using Open Data to Measure Completion of Agency Required Reports Also Supports Mandating Webcasting of Candidate Debates Reinvent Albany testified today the City Council should create a simple online dataset to measure whether agencies are completing the hundreds of reports required by city’s laws. The Council is considering […]

Charter Revision Should Limit, Disclose Contributions to City Nonprofits

Reinvent Albany Asks Charter Revision Commission to Better Disclose and Limit Contributions to City-Affiliated Nonprofits by Donors Doing Business with the City Recommends Commission Phase in Campaign Finance Reform Because of Unprecedented 2021 Election Activity Due to Term Limits Reinvent Albany delivered testimony to the mayor-convened New York City Charter Revision Commission this evening, calling […]

Groups Support 2018 Transit “Lockbox” Bill: A.8511 /S.6807

Since 2011, Reinvent Albany and numerous advocacy, business and labor organizations have supported a series of “lockbox” bills that would make it more difficult for the governor to divert funds dedicated to public transit to the General Fund or other purposes. This 2018 bill is identical to a bill vetoed by the governor in 2013. […]

Watchdogs: Governor and Legislature Must Act on State’s Huge Corruption Problem

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT HAS A HUGE CORRUPTION PROBLEM GOVERNOR CUOMO, LEGISLATURE MUST ACT After his former top aide, Joe Percoco was convicted on federal corruption charges, and numerous ethical violations were revealed at trial, Governor Cuomo said: “We must learn from what happened and put additional safeguards in place to secure the public trust. […]