Ethics Reform Advocates Roll Out ‘Clean Conscience Pledge’

Casey Seiler reports in Capitol Confidential about today’s press conference by NY Common  Cause and NYPIRG who “are calling on elected officials to sign a three-point “Clean Conscience Pledge” that includes closing the limited liability company loophole, banning or limiting outside income for lawmakers, and enhancing transparency in the distribution of public dollars.

In a press conference, Lerner said the recent convictions of former legislative leader Dean Skelos and Sheldon Silver added urgency to the reform push. She suggested the three points should serve as “the basis” for any program to be proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo or the Legislature.

“Albany has its Watergate moment now,” said Blair Horner of the New York Public Interest Research Group.”


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