Reports and Policy Briefs

Reinvent Albany regularly writes and publishes on issues and legislation relevant to our core mission. Below is a complete list of our reports, policy briefs, and memos.

April 2019 Steps Forward for MTA FOIL and Open Data 18 specific actions the MTA can take to improve transparency now. (2019) October 2017 NYS Lobbying Transparency Undermined by Antiquated Technology & Irregular Reporting Lobbying transparency in NYS could be improved by modernizing JCOPE's database March 2017 Listening to FOIL 2: NYC DOITT FOIL Requests 2015 An examination of the FOIL logs of one New York City agency (DoITT) tells us what data sets are high-value and should be open data (2015) March 2017 Open New York “Tools” Recommendations for specific tools that enable state agencies to quickly create web-based information resources to be included in OpenNY.gov (2011) July 2014 Listening to FOIL An examination of the FOIL logs of one state agency tells us what data sets are high-value and should be open data. April 2014 Opening New York State Open Data Legislation needs to be developed collaboratively between the governor and the legislature. February 2014 NYS Open Data Roundtable A collection of open data resources, including the NYS Executive Order, the Open Data Handbook, etc (2014) September 2012 A New Transparency Using the Explosion in Information Technology to open New York State Government to the public (2012) March 2011 Executive Orders Immediate Actions the Governor can take to make New York government more democratic, open and accountable (2010) February 2011 NYC Open Data Law Considered the best open data law in the world, we urge the NYC Council and new administration to fully fund and support it (2013)