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Suffolk Legislature starts 'open access' site

The Suffolk Legislature has launched a new website that officials call “the most transparent look at Suffolk County government ever offered.” It makes available data that includes contract awards, budgets, legislators’ initiatives and a link to candidates’ political contributions.

The site, openaccess.suffolkcountyny.gov, was created in-house by the county’s information technology department, officials said, adding that the idea was rooted in the state version, Project Sunlight.

Former Legis. Brian Beedenbender had sponsored the measure ordering a study that led to the new site.

Here's more detail.

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