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No ethics reform in this year's budget

Apr 13, 2017 12:03 am
Lisa W. Foderaro reports in The New York Times that there are many things in the new New York state budget, but you won't find any ethics reform in there. While there have been recent convictions of the leaders of both the Assembly and the Senate, and indictments against some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s associates, ethics reform was left out of the budget. “This year, it was all rhetoric and no action,” said Blair Horner, executive director of the nonprofit New York Public Interest Research Group. “When this governor is ginned up to make something happen, you can tell. He barnstorms the state; it’s a constant talking point. He deserves credit for including the reforms in the budget, but when it came to ethics, the sounds you heard were crickets.” Read the full story in The New York Times.