Paterson's Plan to Reform Albany
By David King
Paterson administration officials held a briefing this morning to formally discuss Paterson’s “Reform Albany Act.” The legislation is expected to be fully unveiled during Gov. David Paterson’s State of the State Address, which he delivers at 1 p.m. tomorrow.
The plan includes creating a new ethics oversight panel–doing away with the current Public Integrity Commission. It would set stricter campaign contribution limits and move the ability to enforce campaign finance law out of the hands of the Board of Elections. It would also institute two-year term limits for executives and three-year term limits for legislators. And offers public financing in some races.
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