Joint Commission on Public Ethics

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Cuomo Appoints New Head For Troubled Ethics Board

Cuomo said lawyer Daniel Horwitz, a former assistant district attorney in Manhattan, will take over from Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore as head of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.

04/22/2013

Sandra Lee and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. (file/credit: Fernando Leon/Getty Images for Diet Pepsi)

State Panel: Cuomo’s Food Network Star Girlfriend Entitled To Taxypayer-Funded Perks

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics expanded the perks for the state’s “first family” in a legal opinion first reported Friday by The Associated Press. The commission says Sandra Lee can stay in the governor’s mansion and fly for free with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on state aircraft during official trips as well as receive police protection.

04/15/2013

Vito Lopez

Embattled NYS Assemblyman Vito Lopez Running For City Council

The 71-year-old Lopez announced in February that his health was deteriorating and that he was extremely fatigued. Still, talk circulated of a possible council run.

04/08/2013

Vito Lopez

Assemblyman Vito Lopez Announces He Is In ‘Deteriorating Health’

He released a one-paragraph statement announcing his second pneumonia diagnosis in nine months. He says he’s “extremely fatigued” with limited mobility.

02/19/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Calls Mount For Investigation After Leak Of Private Ethics Commission Meeting

Calls have mounted for an investigation into the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics, after the fiercely private board allowed one of its closed-door meeting to leak onto the Internet.

02/11/2013

NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assemblywoman Grace Meng (credit: CBS 2)

NYS Assembly Speaker Silver Criticized For Hosting Fundraiser On 9/11

Silver hosted a meet and greet luncheon on 9/11, with some attendees donating money to Congressional candidate Assemblywoman Grace Meng.

09/12/2012