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Watchdog Groups to Senate and Assembly: Don’t Come Home Without Passing Comprehensive Clean Contracting Reforms

For immediate release: June 5, 2017 Contact: Ron Deutsch, Executive Director 518-786-3156 (o), 518-469-6769 (c), deutsch@fiscalpolicy.org   Watchdog Groups to Senate and Assembly: Don’t Come Home Without Passing Comprehensive Clean Contracting Reforms Legislature has yet to act on massive corruption risks revealed by biggest bid rigging scandal in New York State history Watchdog groups again called on New York State Senate leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to pass comprehensive Clean Contracting legislation. To date, the legislature has not passed the comprehensive reforms needed [...]

Government Watchdogs Push ‘Clean Contracting’ Reform in Albany

May 11, 2017. FPI and a coalition of other organizations are calling on Governor Cuomo to sign a bill for "clean contracting" in response to the bid-rigging scandal last year. The coalition calls on the Governor to restore the power to State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli for all state contracts exceeding $250,000, an end to non-academic contracting by state-controlled non-profit organizations, the creation of a comprehensive “database of deals,” and a prohibition against state authorities, corporations, and affiliated non-profits doing business with their board members. “How [...]

2021-01-07T13:42:19-05:00May 11th, 2017|Blog, Good Governance|

Seeking Clean State Contracting

May 10, 2017. FPI's executive director, Ron Deutsch, joins Alex Camarda, of Reinvent Albany, and David Friedfel, from the Citizens Budget Commission, on Capital Tonight to discuss the possibility of an anti-rigging bill being passed this year. Ron argued that the time for reform is now. Here is the link to the Capital Tonight Episode.

2021-01-07T13:42:45-05:00May 10th, 2017|FPI in the News, Good Governance|
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