Issues: Ethics

Senator Dan Squadron Discusses Proposed Ethics Reform Legislation

At a press conference on June 4th, 2009, Senator Daniel Squadron discussed his proposed ethics reform legislation.

June 5, 2009
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Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith Discusses Ethics Reform

At a press conference on June 4th, 2009, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith joined Senator Daniel Squadron to discuss the Senate's proposed ethics reform legislation.

June 4, 2009
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Senate Introduces Ethics Reform Disclosure Bill

Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith and Senator Daniel Squadron will hold a brief press availability today to announce the introduction of the Senate’s ethics reform proposal, requiring all individual legislators to fully disclose all outside sources of income.   WHEN: Thursday, June 4, 2009 @ 12 PM   WHERE: Capitol, Room 328 

June 4, 2009
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Senate Introduces Ethics Reform Disclosure Bill

Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith and Senator Daniel Squadron will hold a brief press availability today to announce the introduction of the Senate’s ethics reform proposal, requiring all individual legislators to fully disclose all outside sources of income.   WHEN: Thursday, June 4, 2009 @ 12 PM   WHERE: Capitol, Room 328 

June 4, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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A More Democratic New York Through Ethics Reform

When I became Senate Majority Leader, one of my priorities was fostering a more effective government for the people of New York through reform. That reform has come on a variety of fronts, and ranges from using new technologies to holding public hearings to changing the Senate’s longstanding rules.

June 2, 2009
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Senator Valesky Co-sponsors Senate Ethics Reform Legislation

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) will co-sponsor two pieces of legislation that would fundamentally reform governmental ethics in New York State.

“As elected officials, we are and stewards of the citizenry’s interests, and must be held to the highest of standards,” Senator Valesky, Vice President Pro-Tempore of the Senate, said. “The Senate is serious about ethics reform, and I am proud to co-sponsor this legislation, which is part of a seismic shift in the way the people’s business is conducted in Albany.”

June 2, 2009
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Ethics Reform Public Hearing in New York City

The Ethics Committee held a public hearing on Ethics Reform in New York City on May 29th.

June 1, 2009
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Ethics Reform Public Hearing in New York City

The Ethics Committee held a public hearing in New York City on Friday, May 29th. Senator Liz Krueger encouraged the public to use the new Senate website as a way to provide feedback and comments on legislation and said transparency is "critical" to fostering ethical behavior. For more information on these hearings and learn how to give feedback on this legislation, read the post on the NYSenate Blog here.

June 1, 2009
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Coming Clean: Gov. Paterson and State Senate Raise Hopes of Ethics Reform in Albany

The Daily News

Could it be that corrupt, dysfunctional Albany is on the verge of cleaning up its act? There are signs that reform is making headway in a state government steeped in muck.

June 1, 2009
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Senate Ethics Committee Launches Statewide Hearings,

Senate Ethics Committee Launches Statewide Hearings, Senator Stachowski Panelist

May 29, 2009

The New York State Senate Ethics Committee today conducted the second in a series of three public hearings throughout the state to listen to comments and ideas from the public about several ethics reform proposals. The basis of the hearings are four bills, two each from Senator Liz Krueger and Senator Daniel Squadron.

May 29, 2009
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Senate Ethics Committee Launches Statewide Hearings on Ethics Reform Proposals

Four Bills on Hearing Agenda: Commission on Governmental Ethics; Increased Disclosure; “Pay-to-Play” Contribution Limits; and Campaign Funds Personal-Use Restrictions

(Albany, NY) The New York State Senate Ethics Committee today began a series of three public hearings throughout the state to listen to comments and ideas from the public about several ethics reform proposals. The basis of the hearings are four bills, two each from Senator Liz Krueger and Senator Daniel Squadron.

May 28, 2009
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Live-tweeting the Ethics Reform Hearing in NYC

Follow us @NYSenate to get live coverage of the ethics reform hearing taking place at 250 Broadway in NYC today.

You can also watch the livestream here.

May 28, 2009
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Senate Ethics Committee Launches Statewide Hearings on Ethics Reform Proposals

(New York, NY) The New York State Senate Ethics Committee today began a series of three public hearings throughout the state to listen to comments and ideas from the public about several ethics reform proposals. Four bills will be discussed during the hearings, two sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger and two sponsored by Senator Daniel Squadron.The bills are:

May 28, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing: Standing Committee on Ethics

Notice of Public Hearing

New York State Senate Standing Committee on Ethics

John Sampson

June 2, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing: Senate Standing Committee on Ethics

Notice of Public Hearing

New York State Senate Standing Committee on Ethics

John Sampson

May 29, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Senate Standing Committee on Ethics - Public Hearing

 

Notice of Public Hearing

New York State Senate Standing Committee on Ethics

May 28, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing: Senate Standing Committee on Ethics

Notice of Public Hearing

New York State Senate Standing Committee on Ethics

John Sampson

May 28, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Notice of Public Hearing - New York State Senate Standing Committee on Ethics

 

Notice of Public Hearing

New York State Senate Standing Committee on Ethics

May 26, 2009
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Statement From Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith Regarding The Ethics Reform Legislation

“I have long recognized that it is imperative that the Legislature meets the standards the people of New York deserve from their elected representatives by enacting real ethics reform. The Legislature needs to take the lead to restore the public’s trust in the institutions charged with serving the people. 

May 26, 2009
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