State Senate Democrats urge ethics reform

Daniel L. Squadron

May 06, 2011

Posted at: 05/04/2011 4:51 PM
Updated at: 05/04/2011 7:13 PM
By: Bill Lambdin

ALBANY - With less than two months left in this year's scheduled legislative session, Senate Democrats staged a public hearing trying to pressure majority Republicans to move on ethics reform.

"Push to ensure that something happens this year and to ensure that if and when it does, we really know and are able to measure it against what should be happening," said Senator Daniel Squadron (D - New York City).

Democrats are advocating changes in five major areas: an independent commission to police ethics with neither the Governor nor anyone else able to dominate appointments.

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