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Transparency in Government

Transparency in local and state government.

Non-partisan information on state and local government.

Open Book NY

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New Yorkers should know where their tax dollars are going. Open Book New York is part of State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's effort to promote more openness in government and give taxpayers better access to the financial workings of government.

This is a user friendly website that will help you track where the tax dollars are going..; The financial workings of the state.

Sunlight NY

The following text is taken from the introductory page of the website Go directly to the site for nonpartisan information on your local or state government. A brief tutorial is available to help you navigate the site. Click here: is created by New York State Office of the Attorney General.

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Welcome to, A Public Integrity Initiative.

Last year, we embarked on Project Sunlight in an effort by my office(Attorney General's) to promote your right to know and to monitor governmental decision-making. Sunlight was the first of its kind in New York -- it allows you to easily access statewide government information that until now has been scattered and difficult to retrieve. Read More →

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BrowseBrowse bills, bill jackets, State elected officials, member items, campaign finance, State contracts, State corporations, charities, local elected officials, local government by county.SearchSearch contracts, member items, corporations, charities, lobbyists, campaign finance.MapsView member items or local officials geographically.

USING SUNLIGHT Video Tutorials Project Resources Frequenty Asked Questions

STATE GOV 101 Learn the basics of State Government so you can better analyze the data found here on

Contact Office of the Attorney General The Capitol Albany, NY 12224-0341 Disclaimer

All of the information provided by Project Sunlight has been obtained from various state agencies that collect and maintain the records. Project Sunlight's staff has tried to ensure that the various databases presented here are accurate, complete and timely. However, because of an inherent dependence on other entities, errors and/or inconsistencies may occur from time to time.

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