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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. 


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.


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.


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.


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 


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.