corruption legislation http://wamc.org en David Soares critical of funding aspect of corruption reform plan http://wamc.org/post/david-soares-critical-funding-aspect-corruption-reform-plan <p>Following a pair of ethics scandals that have gripped Albany, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing his plans for ending government corruption. Part of Cuomo’s reform package includes ending the practice of cross-endorsing candidates, but Albany County District Attorney David Soares says passing laws without funding to fight corruption won’t work.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:51:51 +0000 Jaired Crofut 62454 at http://wamc.org David Soares critical of funding aspect of corruption reform plan Lalor says legislative leadership that tolerated corruption must go http://wamc.org/post/lalor-says-legislative-leadership-tolerated-corruption-must-go <p>ALBANY – Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R, Fishkill) said the governor’s proposed legislation to get tough on public corruption is only a first step.</p><p>Lalor said the second step “has to be clearing the legislature of leadership that has tolerated corruption,” and that should start at the top of the Assembly with Democrat Speaker Sheldon Silver stepping down.</p><p>The freshman lawmaker said there should be term limits on the legislature and those in its leadership positions.</p><p>Lalor also called for the end to member items.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:55:03 +0000 Hank Gross 61883 at http://wamc.org Lalor says legislative leadership that tolerated corruption must go