Monthly Archives: November 2018

Reinvent Albany Calls for Substantial Pay Raise for State Officials Coupled with Major Restrictions on Outside Income, Lulus and Per Diems

Reinvent Albany recommended a 50 percent pay raise for statewide electeds, lawmakers and agency heads coupled with major restrictions on outside income, lulus and per diems for lawmakers in testimony before the New York State Compensation Committee today. The raise is consistent with the rate of inflation from the last pay hike in 1999, and […]

Reinvent Albany Calls on Assembly to Think Big, Pass Comprehensive Voting Reforms at Election Hearing

Reinvent Albany Calls for Online Voter Registration, Same Day Registration, No-Excuse Absentee Voting, and Early Voting at Assembly Elections Hearing Calls for City Board of Elections to Administratively Improve Ballot Design and Retool Operations and Poll Worker Training Reinvent Albany today released comprehensive recommendations at an Assembly Election Law oversight hearing for improving election administration, […]

Lhota Departure is Opportunity for Ethics Reset and to Depoliticize MT

State Senate Democratic Majority Should Hold Full Confirmation Hearing Before Approving Successor The resignation of Chairman/CEO Joe Lhota gives New York State government an opportunity to bring the MTA’s governance back under the rule of law and to stop accepting blatant conflicts of interest by the head of the MTA or other state authorities. The […]