Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Ethics Deal in Trouble???

Liz Benjamin Capitol Confidential

I wonder if this has anything to do with the current comptroller controversy??? the Assembly starting to play a bit of "hardball" here??? I hope not........we need reform.......andy

'The ethics deal announced with much fanfare last week by legislative leaders and Gov. Eliot Spitzer (he called it a “bold action” that “set New York on a path toward true integrity), and subsequently panned by the good government community, has hit a road block in the state Assembly.
The legislation was supposed to come up today in three separate Assembly committees - Government Operations, Codes and Ways & Means - but has been tabled in all of them.
Sources say negotiations are ongoing over some of the measure’s “techincal” points.
What that means exactly, I’m not sure. But one of the chief concerns of the goo-goos (and the lobbyists) was that control of the new state Commission on Public Integrity would be in the hands of the executive, which some have said amounts to bit of a fox in the henhouse situation.
The legislation hasn’t even been introduced yet in the Senate. "

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