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Improved Planning Needed for NY to Achieve Its Energy Goals

Audit finds inadequate planning, monitoring and assessment of challenges

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Moving in the Wrong Direction: Traffic Fatalities Are Growing in New York State

ECONOMIC AND POLICY INSIGHTS

Motor vehicle fatalities in New York State have risen 25.8% since 2019, with fatalities in 2022 at the highest level in a decade, even as the number of vehicle miles travelled, licensed drivers and traffic accidents have declined. State lawmakers recently enacted “Sammy’s Law,” which allows New York City to reduce speed limits in certain “safety zones” that are prone to pedestrian traffic injuries and fatalities. Such discretion could be provided to other local governments looking for ways to make their roads safer.


State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli quote: "It's important to have transparency so New Yorkers are empowered with information they need to hold their elected officials accountable."

Open Book New York

SEARCH STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL RECORDS

Comptroller DiNapoli wants New Yorkers to know how their tax dollars are spent. Without transparency in government, there cannot be accountability. Open Book New York provides comprehensive financial data on State contracts, payments, spending and more.