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Ethics Reform

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

Sources: NYS Legislature To Change Ethics Rules Following Back-To-Back Scandals

The embarrassing corruption scandals that took down a state senator and two assemblymen may finally lead to ethics changes. Sources told CBS 2 on Monday the Legislature is expected to make it easier for local lawmen to root out public corruption.

04/08/2013

New York Senate

Poll: New Yorkers Want Property Tax Cap

A poll said the New York Legislature’s top priority heading into the final weeks of the 2011 session should be passing a property tax cap. The Siena College poll said the next priorities should be an ethics reform law followed by extending rent control laws in New York City.

05/20/2011

New York State Senate (credit: CBS 2)

NY Senators Plan Ethics Discussion With Online Public Participation

New Yorkers long fed up with the behavior of politicians in Albany were expected to get a chance to tweet their opinions on a myriad of bills aimed at cleaning up state government.

05/03/2011

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is seen at Gracie Mansion - New York, NY - Jun 17, 2010 - Photo: Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Historic House Trust of New York City

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch IDs State Lawmakers Who Reneged On Reform Plan

Koch will release the names of lawmakers who signed written pledges during their campaigns last year to work for reform of ethics and governing, but who have failed to act this year.

04/12/2011