Monthly Archives: March 2019

Reinvent Albany Releases Analysis of MTA Budget Proposals from Governor, Senate and Assembly

Reinvent Albany Releases Analysis of MTA Budget Proposals from Governor, Senate and AssemblyMTA Governance Changes Proposed by Governor Rejected by the Legislature in One-House Bills Now is the Time to Focus on Congestion Pricing and Sustainable Funding for MTA The State Assembly and Senate’s one-house budget proposals passed yesterday have largely rejected the Governor’s proposals […]

Statement on Senate and Assembly FY 2019-2020 Budget Resolutions

Statement on One House Budget Bills Clean Contracting, Publicly Financed Elections, Pay-to-Play Restrictions, Ethics/Voting, Legislative FOIL, MTA and Congestion Pricing Glad to See Emerging Consensus on Clean Contracting Priorities We are glad to see the Senate, Assembly and Governor have all supported a Database of Deals to increase transparency of state economic development contracts and […]

Fair Elections for New York Responds to Speaker Heastie’s Comments on Public Financing in State Budget

Reinvent Albany is a member of the Fair Elections for New York coalition of 200 plus organizations advocating for a state public campaign finance and small donor matching program similar to New York City and Connecticut. The coalition put out the following statement today: For Immediate Release: March 8, 2019 Contact: Fair Elections for New York […]

The Threat to Byford’s Fast Forward and Other Major Flaws in Cuomo-De Blasio MTA ‘Reform’ Plan

Op-Ed originally published in Gotham Gazette by Rachael Fauss, Senior Research Analyst My organization, Reinvent Albany, strongly supports congestion pricing and new revenue for the MTA, but we believe the MTA’s biggest organizational problem is the Governor’s endless political meddling and sidelining of the MTA’s and New York City Transit’s (NYCT) professional staff. We hope […]