Friday, February 11, 2011

Meaningful Ethics Reforms for the “New” Albany

Emphasizing the core reforms that are necessary to reform Albany, the Brennan Center released a study today on ethics reform. The study, released alongside a letter to Governor Cuomo, analyzes the failed experiment of New York’s legislation on ethics in 2007, recent political corruption scandals, and unregulated special interest money that has plagued the State.

The study recommends that the Governor work closely and publicly with the legislature to pass a new ethics bill that will comprehensively address our state’s core problems. The Brennan Center calls for an ethics bill that will create an independent unified ethics commission, establish financial disclosure requirements of all outside income for public officials, and establish a system of public financing of elections. These reforms will guide our State down a much needed path towards reform.

The full study is available here.

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