Times Union Editorial: 'Political posturing' or common sense?

May 11, 2014

State Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk has introduced a bill to force any statewide elected official, lawmaker, candidate, legislative staffer or party leader to file a disclosure if they were in that post "for any portion of the calendar year."

"You should disclose your outside income for every day that you're in office," Sen. Tkaczyk said. Her likely opponent this year, former Assemblyman George Amedore, called the proposal "political posturing." Given that it was his own filings that prompted the senator's bill, this sentiment isn't surprising. But, still: Why shouldn't the public know this information "for every day" a person is in office? That seems reasonable.