“Gov. Cuomo’s ethics reform package is one that my Assembly Minority colleagues and I have been advocating for the last few years.  I have personally sponsored legislation that would strip pension benefits from public officials convicted of certain felonies and the Public Officers Accountability Act, which would institute term limits for legislative leaders and establish crimes against the public trust. It should not take the downfall of a legislative leader for an opportunist like Gov. Cuomo to finally push for these common-sense reforms.”

          “I agree that full disclosure of financial income is a critical component but Gov. Cuomo is hypocritical to suggest this for several reasons.  Among them are that he won’t reveal the details of his $750,000 book deal, would not allow an assessor into his home after working on it without a permit and shut down his “Committee to Save NY” just before donor information was required.  It is also hypocritical of him to shut down an anti-corruption commission then use ideas he did not even come up with to further his own political platform.  Our new Assembly leadership opens the door for enaction of stringent and decisive ethics reforms, and now is the perfect opportunity to do just that.” 


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



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