ethics reform

New York News
4:40 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

NYC Assemblyman Says He Is Under FBI Investigation

Credit New York State Assembly

A state assemblyman from Queens says the FBI has raided his home, hotel and offices in an investigation of his daily expense claims.

Democrat William Scarborough says representatives from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office and the FBI raided his hotel room at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday.  He says FBI agents left his office Wednesday with boxes marked evidence. He says they took his cell phone, calendars and "just about everything."

The Legislature has weathered a series of criminal and sexual harassment scandals in recent years.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Blair Horner: Ethics Reform Is Still Needed

The failure of Albany to clean up its ongoing – and seemingly unending – ethics scandals was again in the news last week.

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New York News
3:18 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Cuomo Details Vision For 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered a broad election-year agenda in a State of the State speech promoting a property tax freeze, tougher anti-corruption laws and modernizing New York City's airports.

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Hudson Valley News
11:22 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

NYS Senator Says The Need For Reform Is Urgent

Credit Courtesy of Terry Gipson

A New York State senator from the Hudson Valley says he is disgusted by the latest political corruption case. His colleague, Democratic Senator John Sampson, faces several charges, including embezzlement.

Democratic Senator Terry Gipson says the Sampson case is another example of why there is an urgent need for comprehensive campaign finance and ethics reform in New York.

Sampson is the latest in a number of elected officials to be charged with political corruption this year.

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New York News
5:54 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

NYS Assembly weighs in with ethics bill

At the New York State Capitol, lawmakers are scrambling to put forward plans to react to the latest twin corruption scandals involving bribery charges against a State Senator and Assemblyman.  As Karen DeWitt reports, Tuesday it was the Assembly Democrats’ turn to weigh in. Governor Andrew Cuomo also rolled out two more components of his own reform plan.

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