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If a law is not passed, then I will appoint a Moreland commission.

Cuomo threatens investigations if lawmakers don't pass ethics reform

Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is pushing the state legislature to pass an ethics reform bill, renewed his threat to investigate lawmakers if they don't comply.  Go to full article
Its the fox guarding the henhouse. It doesnt work.

Leaders still apart on ethics reform

One of the top issues of the post budget session is ethics reform.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he and Governor Cuomo have an understanding on legislation. But the governor says he's not quite there yet. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article
New York State is known more for how its elected officials misbehave in office than anything else.

Ethical lapses dog Albany

A report on turnover in the state legislature finds that more lawmakers left because of corruption related scandals and criminal charges than lost re-election bids, constituting what a government reform group is calling a "legislative crime wave". Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article
There are discussions ongoing. Do we have an agreement yet? No.

Bumpy road for ethics reform in Albany

Tensions over an ethics reform bill that's being negotiated in private between Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders spilled into the open this week, as finger pointing began over which side was holding up the legislation. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Ethics panel: group must register as lobby

A business and real estate group that has been running promotional ads for Governor Andrew Cuomo will now register as a lobbying group with the state's ethics panel, after questions were raised about some of their activities. Karen DeWitt has more.  Go to full article

Ethics reform a "black and white" issue for Cuomo

New York's new governor, Andrew Cuomo, campaigned on a pledge to clean up Albany. State government has been plagued by scandals and investigations, from "troopergate" which saw theft of services charges against the former Senate Majority leader Joe Bruno, to charges brought against former comptroller Alan Hevesi.

Cuomo drew applause when he repeated his pledge of ethics reform during his State of the State speech Wednesday. Karen DeWitt has more.  Go to full article

Paterson fined over Yankees tickets

Governor Paterson has been fined over $62,000 by the state's ethics panel, which accuses him of illegally soliciting free tickets to a Yankees World Series game for himself, his son, his son's friend and aides, then lying about it in a cover up. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Albany DA to decide whether to prosecute Paterson for perjury

It's now up to the Albany County District Attorney to decide whether Governor David Paterson should be prosecuted for perjury, following a report that found Paterson misled an ethics panel over payment for tickets to a Yankees World Series game. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Senate comes to Albany, stays away from tough issues

The New York State Senate met in a special one day session yesterday. The senators approved Governor Paterson's choice to head the MTA. But the Senate, still closely divided after a bitter leadership standoff in June, failed to pass ethics reform, and stayed away from other more controversial measures, including the state's budget deficit. And there was some drama. Karen DeWitt was there.  Go to full article

No ethics reform, for now

There's unlikely to be any agreement on reforming the state's troubled ethics commission until the fall, now that Governor Paterson has agree to allow the Assembly to hold hearings on the matter, a process that could take months. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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