Assemblyman Tony Jordan (R,C,I-Jackson) applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signing of new ethics reform legislation earlier this week. Jordan, who co-sponsored the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011, noted that this legislation is an important first step in cleaning up the halls of the Capitol.
“Our state government should not permit so-called public servants to enrich themselves at the public’s expense,” said Jordan. “That’s why I commend Governor Cuomo for signing the Public Integrity Act into law. Certainly, more work will be needed to make Albany more accountable for its actions and earn the right to be held up as a model for representative government once again. As an elected official, it is my duty to ensure an efficient and transparent state government the taxpayers of our state deserve.”
The Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011 will require greater disclosure requirements from public employees, the creation of a new blue-chip Joint Commission on Public Ethics to police ethics violations, and expands lobbyist-disclosure requirements for special interests attempting to influence how Albany works.