Gov’t watch­dogs re­new call for cor­rup­tion crack­down

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Front Page -

AL­BANY, N.Y. » 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.

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