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Buffalo News – Lawmakers approve pay raises for Buffalo elected officials

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New York Coalition for Open Government in the media Buffalo News: Lawmakers approve pay raises for Buffalo elected officials The Buffalo Common Council approved on Tuesday the recommended pay raises for elected officials in the city, giving themselves, the mayor and others 12.63% increases. Not so fast, says a couple of Buffalo residents and a government […]

Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Opines on Ethical Issues Concerning Local Judges

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Opines on Issues Concerning Local Judges Life in a small town or city can sometimes raise ethical issues for a local judge. The Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics has a great website where you can search their many opinions.  Family relationships, outside employment, involvement with community groups can all raise […]

Governor Hochul Guts The Limited Liability Transparency Act

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Governor Hochul Guts the Limited Liability Transparency Act Limited Liability Companies (LLC) are a notorious tool for creating shell “companies” to hide who really owns a property or business. 93% of New York property owners are already disclosed in public databases – why keep a loophole for shady actors?The Limited Liability Transparency Act passed by […]

Warwick Valley Dispatch – Dispatch’s 2023 Naughty Or Nice List

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New York Coalition for Open Government in the media Warwick Valley Dispatch – 2023 Naughty or Nice List See who made The New York Coalition for Open Government  “Naughty & Nice List” this year. Like this article? Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkdin Share on Pinterest More Media Coverage All interviews media […]

City Official Pay Raises in Buffalo: A Story of Arrogance & Greed

City Official Pay Raises in Buffalo: A Story of Arrogance & Greed We are a non-profit organization consisting of volunteers. Please consider supporting us with a donation so that we can continue our legal battles to hold the government accountable. Donate to our Legal Fund Paul Wolf Interview on 7 ABC Voices Elected Officials in […]

SCHEER: Lack of transparency lands Restaino on coalition’s ‘naughty list’

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New York Coalition for Open Government in the media Lack of transparency lands Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino on coalition’s ‘naughty list’ The Niagara Gazette wrote about Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino making our Naughty List. Like this article? Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkdin Share on Pinterest More Media Coverage All […]

The Bill Passed – When Will It Finally Land on the Governor’s Desk?

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The bill passed. When will it Finally land on the governor’s desk? Reinvent Albany provides a good explanation of how the bill signing process works in NY State. The Author Paul is the founder of the NY Coalition For Open Government and has truly loved seeing it become what it is today and is excited […]