Posted inTransportation

Group Wants to Shed More Light on MTA Budget Busters

Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. The MTA’s elimination of quarterly reports that publicly tracked big-money boosts to contracts makes it tougher to flag the transit agency’s cost overruns, a watchdog group charges. The transparency advocacy organization Reinvent Albany on […]

Posted inConflicts of Interest

City Ethics Watchdog Urged to Consider Penalties in Mayor’s Fundraising Flap

Two government watchdog groups urged the city’s ethics board Thursday to weigh in publicly on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s apparent flouting of fundraising guidelines – and consider penalties. As THE CITY revealed last month, a Department of Investigation probe determined de Blasio violated conflict of interest rules after being warned repeatedly not to solicit donations […]