[NY Senator] Ms. Huntley subsequently wore a recording device in cooperation with the government, making secret recordings of seven elected officials and two others who did not hold office. Prosecutors said some of those recordings yielded useful evidence. It is not clear if others besides [NY Senator] Mr. Sampson will be charged.
Out of this mess may come a legislative branch where legislators actually begin to voice differing views, argue on substantive matters, and finally bring into the open the discussion of issues that should be occurring in public.
tomorrow, NYSenate.gov becomes YOUR New York SENATE. at 11 am, join me online at NYSenate.gov and discover what i’ve been doing for the past three months.
NY State Senate is looking for geeks!
The NY State Senate is looking to hiring one drupal ninja, a systems engineer / integrator and graphics designer.
From Andrew Hoppin, the NY State Senate’s new CTO… “The New York State Senate is back in Democratic hands for the first time in 43 years, and there is an immense amount of new technology-driven government transparency & efficiency work underway. I’ve taken on a newly created position as CTO, and we’re hiring asap in Manhattan, Albany, and around the State.”
Specifically on the geek side of things, they are looking for three or four full time people in New York City.
- A Drupal Ninja – this developer knows the LAMP stack backward and forward.
- A systems engineer / integrator – who knows the in’s / out’s of the latest technology and can whip up software as a service (SaaS) systems at the drop of a hat (aka LAMP, Ruby, *NIX, etc.)
- A graphics designer – with experience in “web 2.0” information architecture, PHP, CSS, etc.
If you know of anyone who might be interested, they should contact Andrew Hoppin directly at < nysenatecio_thatatsymbolhere_gmail.com >. Candidates should also include resume / portfolio and salary expectations.
Just the messenger.
as of 14 feb 2009, the new york state senate started using @NYbudgetIdeas to announce updates on NYBudgetIdeas.org. once again, a baby step in modernizing govenment’s ability to communicate with the general public. also, check out the twitter hashtag #NYBudgetIdeas #NYSenate for more conversations.