Project Sunlight Shines

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Attorney General Cuomo formally unveiled the Project Sunlight website.

The website is designed to promote transparency in government by making more accessible information about individual elected officials, campaign finance activities, legislation, lobbyists, state contracts, and registered corporations and charities.

As someone who has been intimately familiar with prior and preexisting information channels I am impressed with some of the site features. For instance, Project Sunlight access to member initiative (i.e. pork barrel) spending is truly groundbreaking. Other features, such as information on lobbying activities, is thus far inferior to other sources.

The Attorney General promises that this is just the start for Project Sunlight. If this is true, it will be a welcome change in the Albany culture and a worthwhile “bookmark” on your web browser.

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