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Sunshine Week 2024

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We are going to Albany for Sunshine Week! A group of volunteers from the Coalition is heading to Albany to promote several pieces of legislation that would increase government transparency and accountability in New York State.Click here to learn about ourLegislative Prioritieshttps://nyopengov.org/legislation-action/ Monday (03/11), we will be knocking on the doors of legislators, Tuesday (03/12), […]

Press Release: Court Hearing Dates – Lawsuit against the City of Buffalo

Court Dates New York Coalition For Open Government Lawsuit Against the City of Buffalo Court Hearing Scheduled For Tuesday February 6th, 10:00 am at 50 Delaware Ave., 8th Floor Part 31 Before Supreme Court Justice Craig Hannah Contact: Axel Ebermann – PR Chair axel.ebermann@nyopengov.org In October of 2023, the Buffalo Common Council passed a local […]

2WGRZ – City responds to salary lawsuit, calling it ‘inherently baseless’

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City responds to salary lawsuit, calling it ‘inherently baseless’ “I find that to be pretty shocking that we can have three elected officials conduct a meeting behind closed doors by phone,” said Paul Wolf from the NY Coalition for Open Government. Attorneys for the city say that claims made are “inherently baseless.” The Author Paul […]

Observer Today – Hochul hit for no open government mention

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Observer Today – Hochul hit for no open government mention Gov. Kathy Hochul was criticized by the New York Coalition for Open Government for failing to mention anything related to open government in her State of the State address. The Author Paul is the founder of the NY Coalition For Open Government and has truly […]

Uphold Transparency

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Letter to the Editor: Uphold Transparency Southampton, NY resident David Rung took the time to write a great letter to the editor calling for more transparency by village officials.”I encourage our village officials to revisit their approach to Freedom of Information requests with a focus on openness. Upholding transparency is not only about following legal […]

All Otsego – Transparency, Accountability a Must

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All Otsego – Transparency, Accountability a Must When Governor Hochul first took office in 2021, she promised a new era of government transparency. She committed to restoring New Yorkers’ faith in their government by improving transparency and increasing government accountability. The New York Coalition For Open Government has documented large scale non-compliance with the Open […]

Adirondack Daily Enterprise – Hochul’s budget fails to address one big issue

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Adirondack Daily Enterprise – Hochul’s budget fails to address one big issue Gov. Kathy Hochul revealed her executive budget on Tuesday. This massive $233 billion spending plan includes packages to address everything from the housing crisis to swimming pools, but left out one of the state’s major problems: Government transparency. The Author Paul is the […]