On the first day of the 2016 legislative session, Common Cause/NY, NYPIRG, Citizens Union are calling for all 213 lawmakers, and the Governor, to sign a “Clean Conscience Pledge” to address the political crime wave in Albany.
The pledge includes three reforms:
1. Close the LLC loophole
2. Ban or limit outside income
3. Transparency in discretionary funds
A hardcopy of the pledge has been distributed to lawmakers, and a digital version will be available at www.EthicsPledgeNY.org. Reform groups will be working with their membership to put local pressure on elected officials to sign on.