The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is both the “People's Lawyer” and the state's chief legal officer. As the “People's Lawyer,” the Attorney General serves as the guardian of the legal rights of the citizens, organizations, and resources of New York State.

In pursuing these goals, the Attorney General’s Office has placed a special focus on making New York a model for government transparency and accountability. We believe public data should be available for use by the public.

The New York Open Government site is maintained by the Office of the Attorney General. It is a product of the aggregation of data from several New York State agencies, including data on campaign contributions and expenditures, lobbyist disclosures, government contracts, and registered charities. Because the OAG receives much of the data on this site from other agencies, it is presented here “as-is.”

We encourage you to contact us with any questions, concerns, issues or ideas for future iterations of New York Open Government.

We would like to thank the Capstone team at New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, Brigitte Jellinek, Meredith McCarron, Anjali Mehta, and Ady Sevy, for prototyping expanded functionality for New York Open Government.

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