Michael Gianaris

August 24, 2011

Queens Gazaette wrote about Senator Gianaris' support for the new ethics legislation that Governor Cuomo signed into law.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law last week the new Public Integrity Act of 2011, drawing heavy praise from state Senator Michael Gianaris (D–Astoria), who was strongly in favor of the new ethics reform statute as it made its way toward passage in the senate during the regular senate session earlier this year.

The law increases transparency, Gianaris noted, establishes more stringent disclosure requirements, and creates a new independent ethics panel to oversee elected officials.

Gianaris pointed out, “Despite senate Democrats’ best efforts to pass a stronger set of ethics reforms this session, this new law is a good first step towards reforming Albany’s culture. We must continue to build on this success to enact more reforms, such as independent redistricting, that would increase accountability and improve government for the people of New York.”

Read the full article here.