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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 Assembly MTA 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 […]

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: press@fairelectionsny.org Fair Elections for New York […]

Watchdog Statement on Cuomo and de Blasio 10-Point MTA Plan

Statement on Cuomo and de Blasio MTA 10-Point Plan Huge Concerns About Many Negative Impacts What Happens to “Fast Forward”? Plan Strips NYC Transit President Andy Byford of Power to Oversee Engineers, Manage Construction, Hire Contractors Another Distraction From $7.3B Cuomo Pledged to MTA 2015-2019 Capital Plan Reinvent Albany has serious concerns about the 10-Point […]

Reinvent Albany Opposes Creation of “Expert Panel” Superseding MTA Board

February 26, 2018 Reinvent Albany Opposes Creation of “Expert Panel” Superseding MTA Board Governor’s New “Super Board” Would Have Power Over MTA Budget, Capital Plans and Congestion Pricing Tolls Reinvent Albany opposes the proposed 6-person “Mass Transit Expert Panel”, presented in Governor Cuomo’s 30-Day Amendments, and rejects the rationale provided for it in the recent […]