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Eric Friedman
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Kathryn Inman
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Statement on Governor Cuomo’s Proposed Government-Reform Legislation by New York City Bar Association President Carey R. Dunne

We are encouraged that Governor Cuomo has proposed substantial legislation to improve voter participation and election procedures; limit the influence of money in campaigns, including the establishment of a strong public financing system; and combat corruption by public officials. The Legislature should address these important initiatives before the close of this legislative session. Repeated abuses and illegal actions have brought into question the integrity and accountability of our state government, and voters wonder whether New York lawmakers are focused on the public interest rather than their self-interest. Enacting meaningful reform now would send the message that the government is listening and responding to these widespread concerns.  

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The New York City Bar Association, since its founding in 1870, has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the legal profession, promoting reform of the law and access to justice, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association, through its 24,000 members, continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities. www.nycbar.org