Will Convictions Of Legislators Change Albany’s Culture?

Newsday’s Yancey Roy considers whether Albany will change the way business is conducted in light of the Skelos and Silver convictions.

Roy discusses that  “there are plenty of reform ideas, including public financing of campaigns, eliminating campaign-contribution loopholes, creating an independent ethics cop, making legislators full-time employees, banning outside income and term-limiting lawmakers. Some observers believe mandating the nonpartisan drawing of election districts so that races are more competitive and lawmakers aren’t complacent is the only way to bring fundamental change to state politics.”

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