New York State Capitol
Karen DeWitt

There are reports that New York state Senators who received payments for chairing committees that they in fact did not lead are now under a probe by the State Attorney General and at least one U.S Attorney.

IDC's Klein Defends Stipend Practice

May 16, 2017
Sen. Jeff Klein
Karen DeWitt

Speaking Tuesday in Albany, New York Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Senator Jeff Klein for the first time publicly answered questions from the media about news stories that some of his members received stipends for committee chair positions that they do not actually hold.  Klein defended the practice, while the leader of the Senate Democrats is calling for an investigation.