ADVOCACY FOR GOVERNMENTAL REFORM: transparency
transparency in Government
transparency: summary of current action
As part of its citizen’s rights concerns, the League has long worked for the citizen’s right to know and for broad citizen participation in government. While Initial activities focused on making materials available and meetings open to citizens, current activity has focused more on second generation issues, including:
- Making legislative processes, including the budgeting process, more open and transparent;
- Opening up enforcement proceedings for violation of a number of good government measures, including ethics and lobbying violations against legislators, other public officers, and lobbyists, campaign finance enforcement proceedings, including proceedings brought for failure to disclose information, and proceedings for judicial misconduct;
- Making materials available electronically on-line in a searchable format and filming open meetings.
transparency: Letters, Press Releases, Op Ed Pieces, and Press Coverage
- Letter to Senators Klein and Skelos on Reform (12/18/2012)
A coalition of good-government groups released a letter to Senate leaders Jeff Klein of the IDC and Republican Dean Skelos urging them introduce a host of reforms to the chamber to its day-to-day functions more equitable and transparent.
transparency: League Position
transparency: Archived Materials
Contact the League Office to request archived materials.