For Immediate Release:
Contact: Susan Lerner
May 18, 2012
Common Cause NY Statement Disclosure and the Committee to Save New York
In response to the Commission's request for written comments, later today Common Cause NY will be submitting recommendations to the Joint Commission on Public Integrity (JCOPE) on the implementation of two disclosure provisions established by the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011. Specifically, Common Cause NY recommends that JCOPE look to proposed federal legislation regulating lobbying and to a Washington State statute as models for disclosure of those funding lobbying efforts. Full Details here.
In light of the public attention to the topic of better disclosure and the anticipated regulations, Common Cause NY calls on the Committee to Save New York to lead the effort for greater transparency by voluntarily releasing its contributor list, as a gesture of civic responsibility. Given the great interest in the Committee's activities, such voluntary disclosure would be an important act of support for good government principles in what is an increasing effort by the Governor to elevate New York as a reform model for the nation.
Office: Common Cause New York
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