Issues: Ethics

Riverdale Press: Sen. Espaillat Calls the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011 "A Strong Start"

Ethics Bill Not The Whole Package, Says Pol

June 15, 2011

By Adam Wisnieski

It’s not perfect, but it’s a step in the right direction.

That was the general reaction from local elected officials on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 113-page ethics bill, which passed the Senate and Assembly on Monday.

June 17, 2011
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Senator Robach Makes Remarks on Floor Regarding Ethics Legislation

On Tuesday, June 14th, the New York State Senate passed the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011. Senator Robach make remarks on the floor when the act came to a vote. The details of this legislation are below.

 

SENATE PASSES PUBLIC INTEGRITY REFORM ACT OF 2011

 

The New York State Senate today passed major ethics reform legislation, entitled the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011. The measure, which is sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, represents a three-way agreement with the Assembly and Governor Andrew Cuomo, and is a significant step toward restoring the public’s trust in government.

 

June 16, 2011
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Senator Ball Applauds Ethics Reform

“Corrupt public officials should not be supported by the taxpayers they defrauded”

Albany, N.Y. – (06/13/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is applauding the passage of an ethics reform bill created to clean-up the climate of corruption in Albany. The ethics package (S5679/A8301), which includes Senator Ball’s so-called “Liebell Reforms,” will now strip public officials of their pension if they are convicted of a felony while on the job.

June 15, 2011
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Statement on Passage of Historic Ethics Legislation

“This ethics bill is a victory for the people of New York who for years have been calling on Albany to reform the way it does business. When I came to the Senate in 2007, I pledged to restore integrity to the Capital, and this bill takes a meaningful step toward doing just that. By strengthening campaign finance laws, requiring greater disclosure of income, placing new restrictions on lobbyists, and requiring corrupt public officials to forfeit their pensions, we are making New York’s government more fair and accountable to the people it serves. While this legislation is not perfect, I am pleased that it moves our State forward to a more transparent and responsible system of government.”

June 14, 2011
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BONACIC: THE SENATE PASSES GOVERNOR’S ETHICS BILL

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today stated that the Senate passed the ethics reform legislation announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. 

June 14, 2011
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LaValle: Senate, Assembly Pass Ethics Reform

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R,C- Port Jefferson) announced the passage of major ethics reform legislation, entitled the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011. The bill passed both houses of the legisalture on June 13.

“The measure represents a three-way agreement with the Assembly and Governor Andrew Cuomo, and is a significant step toward restoring the public’s trust in government,” LaValle said.

June 14, 2011
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ADDABBO STATEMENT ON ETHICS REFORM BILL: THE PUBLIC INTEGRITY REFORM ACT OF 2011

Queens, NY, June 14, 2011 –  NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr., (D-Queens) released the following statement on the ethics reform bill passed yesterday: 

June 14, 2011
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Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011

The New York State Senate today passed major ethics reform legislation, entitled the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011. The measure represents a three-way agreement with the Assembly and Governor Andrew Cuomo, and is a significant step toward restoring the public’s trust in government.

June 14, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Announces Passage of Comprehensive Ethics Reform Legislation

Kennedy co-sponsors legislation, bill passes Senate by a vote of 61-0

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, announced the New York State Senate has passed comprehensive ethics reform legislation, which takes steps to finally bring real change to Albany.

The Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011 – which Senator Kennedy co-sponsored – unanimously passed the Senate by a vote of 61-0. The Assembly also passed the legislation, which now awaits the Governor’s signature to become law.

June 13, 2011
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HISTORIC ETHICS REFORM LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE WITH SENATOR VALESKY, IDC SUPPORT

Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and his fellow members of The Independent Democratic Conference joined their colleagues in the Senate and the Assembly today to pass a comprehensive ethics reform package that strengthens oversight of the State Legislature, increases transparency, and helps restore the public's faith in their state government. 

June 13, 2011
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Senate Passes Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011

The New York State Senate today passed major ethics reform legislation, entitled the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011.  The measure, which is sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, represents a three-way agreement with the Assembly and Governor Andrew Cuomo, and is a significant step toward restoring the public’s trust in government.  

June 13, 2011
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Historic Ethics Reform Legislation Passes Senate with Independent Democratic Conference Support

The Independent Democratic Conference joined their colleagues in the Senate today to pass a comprehensive ethics reform package that strengthens oversight of the State Legislature, increases transparency, and helps restore the public's faith in their state government.

June 13, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE VOTES FOR HISTORIC ETHICS REFORM

Bill Will Help Restore Confidence in New York’s Government, Future

State Senator Patty Ritchie voted today for an historic ethics reform bill to help restore the public’s trust in their government.

“If we want to encourage businesses to locate in New York and convince existing businesses to remain and create more jobs here, we need to continue our efforts to bring real reform and change to Albany,” Senator Ritchie said.

June 13, 2011
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Senator Gianaris Opening Remarks at Independent Redistricting Forum

Senator Gianaris made opening remarks at the New York State Senate and Assembly Democrats joint-forum on redistricting, which was held on June 7.

June 13, 2011
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Lo Que Usted Debe Saber

13 de Junio de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

 

Lo Que Usted Debe Saber

El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz publicó la siguiente declaración:

“Es terrible ver la forma doble de juzgar que usa la Oficina del Procurador General Eric Schneiderman cuando se trata de la supuesta corrupción de los funcionarios electos y las personas que contribuyen con su dinero a su campaña contra la forma en que tratan al Gobernador del Estado de Nueva York y sus donantes.

 

June 13, 2011
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Equal Treatment?

June 13, 2011

For Immediate Release

Equal Treatment?

By Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

It's just appalling to see the double standard used by the Office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman when dealing with alleged corruption by elected officials who serve as legislators and his or her donors versus the way he deals with the New York's Governor and his donors.

When an elected official is accused of favoritism in assigning funds to community groups in his or her district or helping a friend who donates to his or her campaign, the office of the Attorney General and the press will immediately call for an investigation and such elected official or community group will be accused of hanky panky.

June 13, 2011
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Gallivan Co-Sponsored Ethics Bill Passes Senate

Public Integrity Reform Act Creates Powerful New Oversight Commission, Requires Financial Disclosure

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District) announced today that the New York State Senate overwhelmingly passed the sweeping ethics reform legislation announced last week.

The reform package, titled The Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011, includes measures requiring lawmakers to disclose their outside income, any clients with business before the state and other financial interests. It also creates a stronger oversight entity for elected officials and lobbyists, and calls for the forfeiture of public pensions for officials who commit crimes related to their public office; among other reforms.

June 13, 2011
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Governor Cuomo Announces Agreement on Historic Ethics Reform

June 9, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM NYS SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.ON ANNOUNCEMENT OF ETHICS REFORM AGREEMENT

Queens, NY, June 8, 2011NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. released the following statement on the agreement reached between Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the NYS Legislature on ethics reform: 

June 8, 2011
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