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New York legislators urged to support FOIL reform

Posted Wed, 01/06/2021 - 9:00am
Fourteen organizations, including Reinvent Albany, sent a letter to legislative leaders asking that the New York State Senate and Assembly adopt rules reform to ensure a more open and democratic...

New York passes bill to unveil police discipline records

Posted Wed, 06/10/2020 - 9:43am
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Police agencies shift policies on handling mugshots

Posted Mon, 06/03/2019 - 9:00am
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Troy City Council bringing government on the road

Posted Wed, 04/10/2019 - 8:30am
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New York's transparency problem

Posted Fri, 11/02/2018 - 4:11am
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