Government Watchdogs Renew Call For Corruption Crackdown
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Government watchdog groups are renewing their call on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York state Legislature to agree on measures that will strengthen transparency and crack down on corruption.
Saying the first half of the 2018 legislative session produced no anti-corruption legislation, members of six groups presented a proposal Monday they called a "road map to reform."
They want Albany leaders to address a lack of transparency in economic development projects, limit certain campaign contributions and require state economic development entities to follow the same laws state agencies do.
The renewed push comes during a six-month stretch of corruption trials or retrials for two former Cuomo administration officials and two ex-leaders of the Senate and Assembly.