New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics http://wamc.org en Ethics Commission Faces Abortion Controversy http://wamc.org/post/ethics-commission-faces-abortion-controversy <p>A political controversy involving the issue of abortion has erupted this summer at the state’s ethics commission. It stems from whether some not-for-profit groups should be granted exemptions from publicly disclosing their donors.&nbsp;</p><p>The Joint Commission on Public Ethics, known as JCOPE,&nbsp;is charged with increasing financial transparency when it comes to politicians and the groups who lobby them.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:10:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 71581 at http://wamc.org Ethics Commission Faces Abortion Controversy NY Ethics Board Set To Accept Member Resignation http://wamc.org/post/ny-ethics-board-set-accept-member-resignation <p>The New York State ethics board is set to accept the resignation of a commissioner appointed by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who recently was criticized in a board report about sexual harassment.</p><p>Patrick J. Bulgero's resignation will be effective today. He gave no reason for resigning from the Joint Commission on Public Ethics after serving during its rocky two-year start.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:05:24 +0000 Jaired Crofut 70297 at http://wamc.org NY Ethics Board Set To Accept Member Resignation 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 NY Ethics Board: Lopez Sex Report Will Be Public http://wamc.org/post/ny-ethics-board-lopez-sex-report-will-be-public <p>The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics board says its report into accusations that Assemblyman Vito Lopez sexually harassed young, women staffers will soon be made public.</p><p>The state Joint Commission on Public Ethics report is now in the hands of the Legislative Ethics Commission, which could take action against Lopez.</p><p>Under law, JCOPE must provide more time for the Legislative Ethics Commission to consider the report and any sanctions. But that period ends in mid-May and the report becomes public at that point.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 11:59:37 +0000 Jaired Crofut 63579 at http://wamc.org NY Ethics Board: Lopez Sex Report Will Be Public