Kolb: A Step Closer to Restoring Accountability, Integrity in State Government

Legislator says more needs to be accomplished this session
January 24, 2007

Assemblyman Brian Kolb (R,C,I –Canandaigua) is supporting the drive to reform the state’s ethics laws, which govern the way business is done in Albany. “I am a long-time proponent of reforms meant to close loopholes and tighten the influence of special interests,” said Kolb. “I am satisfied with the pace of reform thus far, however, more needs to be done.”

Kolb notes many of the initiatives stem from proposals the Assembly minority conference has been promoting for years, but the package neglects important measures, such as prohibiting convicted felons from collecting their pensions. “In light of the recent scandal involving former State Comptroller Alan Hevesi, this reform package should have included measures to prohibit convicted felons from collecting their pensions. It is in this way we can make government more accountable.”

As a leader in the Assembly minority conference, Kolb will continue to call for more legislative reforms meant to bring additional accountability and transparency to the legislative process in state government.