JCOPE http://wamc.org en New York State Ethics Board Meets; Appointee Resigns http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-ethics-board-meets-appointee-resigns <p>The New York state ethics commission met Tuesday, and spent most of its time in a private session, as a key appointee of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver resigned from the board.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:06:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 70364 at http://wamc.org New York State Ethics Board Meets; Appointee Resigns New York State Senator Hoylman Concerned About LGBT Violence In District, JCOPE http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-senator-hoylman-concerned-about-lgbt-violence-district-jcope <p>This weekend, an openly gay man was shot to death after a confrontation in Greenwich Village Friday in what police commissioner Ray Kelly is calling a hate crime. According to New York state Senator Brad Hoylman of Manhattan, whose district includes Greenwich Village, the incident was at least the fifth instance of anti-gay violence in Manhattan this month. Mon, 20 May 2013 16:43:08 +0000 Ian Pickus 65111 at http://wamc.org New York State Senator Hoylman Concerned About LGBT Violence In District, JCOPE New York Ethics Report in Sen. Lopez Scandal Could Be Released This Month http://wamc.org/post/new-york-ethics-report-sen-lopez-scandal-could-be-released-month <p>The state ethics commission report on the Assemblyman Vito Lopez sexual harassment scandal might finally be made public later this month.<br>&nbsp;<br>The Joint Commission on Public Ethics, or JCOPE, issued a report on its investigation into sexual harassment charges against Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez back in February. The report was also to address how Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and his aides handled the matter.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 15:38:37 +0000 Karen Dewitt 64391 at http://wamc.org New York Ethics Report in Sen. Lopez Scandal Could Be Released This Month Group: Define Cuomo Girlfriend's Ethics Standing http://wamc.org/post/group-define-cuomo-girlfriends-ethics-standing <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a religious-based lobbying group, &nbsp;wants the Joint Commission on Public Ethics to rule on whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo's girlfriend, Food Network TV star Sandra Lee, should disclose financial information as if she's the governor's wife.</p><p>Thursday's request comes after The Associated Press reported the commission authorized Lee to use the state aircraft with Cuomo on official business. It deemed her a "domestic partner" in the "first family." Cuomo and Lee live in Westchester County.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 03:55:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 63129 at http://wamc.org Group: Define Cuomo Girlfriend's Ethics Standing Katz' Attorney: "No Charges; No Story" http://wamc.org/post/katz-attorney-no-charges-no-story <p>Westchester County assemblyman Steve Katz was to have been in an upstate court this morning to address charges of marijuana and speeding violations dating back to mid-morning on March 14 when his car was stopped by a state trooper along a stretch of the Thruway in the Southern Albany County town of Coeymans.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:30:27 +0000 Dave Lucas 63112 at http://wamc.org Katz' Attorney: "No Charges; No Story" Gas trade group seeks ethics probe of celebrity anti-fracking group http://wamc.org/post/gas-trade-group-seeks-ethics-probe-celebrity-anti-fracking-group <p></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A formal complaint filed with New York's lobbying board asks it to investigate whether Artists Against </span>Fracking<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a group formed by Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon, is violating the state's lobbying law.</span></div><p> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 16:17:11 +0000 Associated Press 61111 at http://wamc.org Gas trade group seeks ethics probe of celebrity anti-fracking group Liz Benjamin: Governing By Threat http://wamc.org/post/liz-benjamin-governing-threat <p></p><p>For the second time in two years, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has raised the specter of a Moreland Act commission in hopes of scaring people into doing his bidding.</p><p>This shouldn't come as any big surprise, if Cuomo has proved anything since he took office in January 2011, it's that he favors a carrot and stick approach to governing - with a heavy emphasis on the stick.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 16:27:03 +0000 Liz Benjamin 47507 at http://wamc.org