Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) today commented on New York’s newly-awarded infamous rank as the most corrupt state in the nation. McLaughlin said Gov. Cuomo’s diluted ethics reforms during his tenure have done little to drain the swamp that is Albany, and with the downfall of two of the most powerful political leaders in the state within the last 4 months, New York has actually become increasingly corrupt under Gov. Cuomo’s leadership.
“As a citizen and taxpayer of this state, I am completely disgusted at what New York State government has become,” McLaughlin said. “There seems to be a correlation between the years Gov. Cuomo is in office and the record-setting levels of corruption that come out of Albany. Gov. Cuomo has instituted so called ‘ethics reforms’ on three separate occasions and clearly, we have not only made no headway into draining the swamp, the swamp has gotten bigger and more infested with political parasites. At this point, New York State government far too often resembles a criminal enterprise more than it resembles a functioning government. Gov. Cuomo has utterly failed to clean up Albany, failed the people of New York and failed on his repeated promises to clean up state government.”
McLaughlin’s comments coincide with a Politico article released yesterday that ranks New York as the most corrupt state in the union, discusses the history and analysis of its criminal culture, and says, “New York doesn’t so much have a culture of corruption as an entire festival.”
Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th district, which consists of parts of Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington counties. For more information,
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