Archive for August 19th, 2016

NY State Senate Wins Online Democracy Award for Website that Smells a lot like ‘Digital Franking’

NY State Senate Wins Online Democracy Award for Website that Smells a lot like ‘Digital Franking’

State and National News August 19, 2016 at 7:57 pm

By Frank Parlato The New York State Senate was recognized last week for having the “best legislative website in the country” by the National Conference of State Legislatures and, consequently, received the 2016 “Online Democracy Award,” according to a press release issued by the New York State Senate. The awardRead More

As Buffalo becomes more transparent, Niagara Falls is as secretive as hell

As Buffalo becomes more transparent, Niagara Falls is as secretive as hell

Niagara Falls August 19, 2016 at 7:56 pm

BY FRANK PARLATO Late last year, Buffalo City Comptroller Mark J. F. Schroeder created an online database called Open Book Buffalo. A website, it is updated biweekly, and publishes all of the City of Buffalo’s expenditures and revenue, allowing everyone to see detailed financial information while Buffalo spends some $480 million per year.Read More

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