New Dutchess committee to address ethics code, redistricting process
Patricia Dorsey is reporting in the Daily Freeman two Dutchess County residents have been named to a new committee that will recommend updates to the county’s ethics law, and formulate a plan for an independent redistricting process to take place after the 2020 U.S. census. The seven-member bipartisan committee, jointly established by Legislature Chairman Dale Borchert and County Executive Marc Molinaro, was announced last week. Molinaro said Dutchess County Judge Gerald Hayes and Professor Richard Reitano have agreed to serve. The third nomination from Molinaro is forthcoming. Borchert will appoint four members to the committee. As part of the redistricting review, the committee would also be responsible for recommending any changes to the number of members of the Legislature and to legislative salaries. The committee will issue a report, including recommendations on both topics by July 2018. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.