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NY ethics panel proposes 90-day broadcast blackout

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's ethics board has proposed a 90-day pre-election blackout on appearances in public service announcements by statewide officials and legislators who are also candidates.

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics, which agreed Tuesday to advance the proposal for public comment, says it applies to PSAs by nonprofit groups and the government.  Go to full article

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Cuomo tries again for anti-corruption reform

Governor Cuomo, in his State of the State speech, once again called for a reform package to address corruption in the legislature. Last year, bills to crack down on bribery and enact public campaign financing were never passed.  Go to full article

Ethics panel meets for final time in 2013

The state ethics board held its final meeting of the year, and announced no major decisions or initiatives. As Karen DeWitt reports, critics say that's normal for the controversial Joint Commission on Public Ethics, and they say that's part of the problem  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Karen DeWitt.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Karen DeWitt.

Cuomo says reform a priority, but not the first priority

The new legislative session is just a few weeks away. Governor Cuomo says he'll still make anti-corruption measures a high priority as he did in 2013. But he says he'll likely deal with economic issues like proposed tax cuts first.  Go to full article
Empire Plaza in Albany.
Empire Plaza in Albany.

Reformers focus on "useless" state Board of Elections

Reform groups are focusing attention on Governor Cuomo's anti corruption commission's recommendations to beef up the anemic State Board of Elections but say they have not given up hope of public campaign financing for state wide races.  Go to full article
New York State Capitol. Photo: Jason Paris, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
New York State Capitol. Photo: Jason Paris, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Cuomo criticizes state lawmakers fighting subpoenas on outside income

The governor has some harsh words for state lawmakers who are fighting his commission in court over subpoenas that would force legislators to reveal their outside business with legal clients.  Go to full article
New York State Capitol. Photo: Jason Paris, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
New York State Capitol. Photo: Jason Paris, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

State lawmakers fight Cuomo commission subpoenas in court

Leaders of the New York State legislature are fighting a request from Governor Cuomo's ethics commission in court. The request asks that they turn over details about their private law clients.  Go to full article

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing the formation of the "Commission to Investigate Public Corruption" under the Moreland Act. Photo:  Gov. Cuomo's office
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing the formation of the "Commission to Investigate Public Corruption" under the Moreland Act. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office

Senate Republicans fight Moreland Commission subpoenas

Republicans in the Senate, who are targets of subpoenas by Governor Cuomo's anti-corruption Moreland Act Commission, are fighting back in court.  Go to full article

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