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Cuomo-Created Ethics Body May Vastly Expand Oversight (Politico New York)

Politico New York, January 15, 2016

Cuomo-Created Ethics Body May Vastly Expand Oversight

An advisory opinion that would expand the scope of individuals regulated by the Joint Commission on Public Ethics has gained support and inspired opposition from those already registered with the commission and those who might be….The New York City Bar Association’s committee on government ethics said the proposal “is both practical and sensible, and presents an opportunity to build toward obtaining the goal of providing the public and government officials with an accurate picture of who is spending what to influence the exercise of governmental power by those officials” but urged the tightening of a definition. Common Cause/NY said it agreed with the Bar Association’s recommendation.”

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