For years, researchers have reported on the market success of companies that invest heavily in lobbying, so a small California-based investment firm decided to offer a chance for its investors to benefit from that success.
The New York World and MuckRock filed 344 open records requests to 86 local and state agencies subject to New York state’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) as part of an effort to assess how effectively different agencies deal with such requests. The results were decidedly mixed, as some agencies quickly provided the requested documents in an easy-to-use format and at no cost, while other requests remain outstanding to this day, eight months after they were filed.
As Mayor de Blasio leans on telecom giant to deliver fiber broadband for all, building owners alleged to bar crews from premises
Gale Brewer moves to unleash civic data as a building block of neighborhood power
A century ago this week, on December 21, 1913, The New York World newspaper published the granddaddy of crossword puzzles — a diamond grid of numbered squares accompanied by clues. The occasion called for a crossword of our own.
Hacktivists call on City Council to demand release of government files
A new law required the city to produce a detailed map of crime incidents, but its deadline has come and gone without a launch
Bills killed this week by Gov. Cuomo include measures requiring city and state to explain how they’re collecting or using funds
Audit from financial regulator slams state comptroller’s ‘antiquated’ pension technology — but COBOL remains widely used in government and beyond