"A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody."
New York is ground zero for political corruption - with countless state lawmakers sentenced, convicted, indicted or being investigated for public corruption. Back in the good ol' days, there were a cadre of investigative reporters who dug deep and followed every move made by our lawmakers. But today investigative reporting is in crisis. Most media companies can't afford or have no interest in funding this valuable form of journalism.
There's a correlation between free press and corruption. The less reporting done on local politics, the fewer investigative reporters working, the more corruption exists in politics.
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
The Accountability Project is a nonpartisan investigative journalism fund dedicated to investing in quality reporting about the New York government.
We hire the best investigative reporters to track our lawmakers in NY. We follow the money, the contracts, the relationships and help you connect the dots about what's happening in Albany and beyond.