New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently announced that his office would be introducing an application-programming interface (API) that will allow application developers to access and use data from its NYOpenGovernment.com database. NYOpenGovernment.com is an effort by the AG’s office to promote the public’s right to know and monitor governmental decision-making. It aggregates a range of sources for state government information – including data on campaign finance, lobbying, charities, state contracts, member items, corporate registrations, elected officials, and legislation. The NY Open Government API will allow developers easier access to this data. Currently, the database is used by good government groups, reporters, and law enforcement agencies.
You can read more about this initiative here.