Statement From Austin Shafran, Spokesman For The Senate Majority Conference

Malcolm A. Smith

September 10, 2009

“Senate Republicans just don’t get it. New Yorkers want reform and Senate Republicans are unwilling to provide it. For the last 40 years Senate Republicans have led New York in the wrong direction, and their failure to vote for ethics reform shows how little they’ve learned from the last few months. Senate Democrats look forward to reintroducing and passing the ethics and campaign finance reform package, and working with the Assembly and Governor to give New Yorkers the open and fair government they deserve and need.”