Progressive groups and government watchdogs are not giving up yet on getting a "database of deals" passed in the legislature.
If you're not familiar with the proposal, the basic idea is to put all the information about economic development spending in one place so you or I could look up who is getting grants or tax breaks, how much its worth and how many jobs are being created as a result.
And supporters are also backing a bill to give the comptrollers office more power to review state contracts.
The overall goal is to reduce waste and corruption.
Here to explain more are Ron Deutsch of the Fiscal Policy Institute and John Kaehny of Reinvent Albany.