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.
Campaign finance package agreed to with Legislature off to a weak start.
Veterans of past disasters say cities and counties must ‘document everything’ — or lose millions in federal aid
State operations chief Howard Glaser has long stood by the governor’s side
New York greets Hurricane Sandy with fewer shelters and state troopers — and a shorter timeline for evacuation
Introducing The Lobbies at the Top, the New York World’s guide to influence in Albany
Dossie highlighted items by a reporter deemed “GENERALLY SNARKY”
Earlier this month, the New York State Senate and Assembly reached a deal with Gov. Andrew Cuomo in which they pledged to introduce a constitutional amendment that would create an independent commission to draw future legislative districts. Gov. Cuomo declared, “This agreement will permanently reform the redistricting process in New York to once and for […]
It’s coming down to the wire: New York State has about three months to create a state-sponsored health care insurance exchange as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. Currently both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Assembly are in favor of a bill that would create an exchange, while Senate Republicans say they need […]
Between midnight and dawn last Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo used emergency measures to push a major package of laws through the state legislature. So-called “messages of necessity” were designed to be used only during emergencies and bypass the normal three-day waiting period that allows the public and press to review bills before the legislature takes […]