June 8, 2018. This article by Yancey Roy discusses the demands from government reform groups, FPI included, for the New York State government to create transparency of economic development spending. The groups call for a database of deals and power to be restored to the Comptroller to review contracts. The article goes on to highlight the two corruption trials and that the Senate and Assembly backed the bills during budget negotiation but Governor Cuomo did not and they were dropped.
Even with more corruption trials looming, Democrats are blocking proposals that would reform oversight of lucrative state contracts, an array of good-government and education groups said Thursday.
The activists called on the Democrat-led Assembly to approve bills that would create a public database of contracts and subsidies received by private companies, and another that would restore contract oversight by the state comptroller’s office.
Here is the link to Newsday.