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Ethics 01.13.2016

Common Cause/NY Releases Major Review of Outside Income for NYS Lawmakers

Skelos and Silver convictions spur increased pressure to limit outside income

Ethics 01.13.2016

Reformers Kick off Session w/ a Clean Conscience Pledge for Lawmakers + Governor

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.

Ethics 12.14.2015


Government watchdogs renewed their calls for Governor Cuomo to act on limiting lawmakers' outside income, closing the "LLC loophole," beefing up state enforcement, and boosting transparency of discretionary budget items in the wake of the conviction today of former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, following close on the heels of the conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver last week.

Ethics 12.14.2015

Common Cause New York Says Skelos Guilty Verdict Demands Changes by Albany

Common Cause New York Executive Director Susan Lerner issued the following statement regarding the Skelos guilty verdict:

Ethics 12.2.2015

Statement from Susan Lerner, Common Cause/NY, on Guilty Verdict in Silver Corruption Trial

Common Cause/New York Executive Director, Susan Lerner, issues the following statement following the verdict finding Sheldon Silver guilty on all seven counts.

Ethics 03.31.2015

Albany Ethics Reform is Inadequate

Albany Ethics Reform is Inadequate

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