June 13, 2011

Speaker Silver Statement on Assembly Passage
Of Historic Ethics Reform Legislation

The Assembly today passed historic ethics reform legislation that will require more extensive financial disclosure and establish serious penalties for those who violate the law. I salute Governor Cuomo for his leadership and perseverance in forging this necessary and important agreement. Transparency and accountability are the pillars of good government, and today's action will strengthen our citizens' faith in their elected leaders and hold accountable those who betray the public trust.