Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) today attended a press conference held by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) to introduce 17 separate ethics reforms. The measures would increase accountability in state government and allow all members a more equitable say in legislative matters and resource allotment, among other things. All 17 measures were defeated by Assembly Democrats.
“I am appalled that Assembly Democrats voted down our reform proposals, which were aimed at making government better, more inclusive and preventing corruption,” McLaughlin said. “It is abundantly clear that Assembly Democrats don’t care about ethics reform, but would rather pad their own coffers or tailor the rules to get re-elected. These are common-sense measures that would benefit all rank and file members of the house and limit the consolidation of power that led to the corruption convictions of Silver and Skelos. New Yorkers deserve better and I am truly abhorred at today’s events.”
Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th district, which consists of parts of Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington counties. For more information,
please visit Assemblyman McLaughlin’s Official Website