Who is JCOPE? Where is JCOPE?
December 5th, 2011

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics seems to have been lost in the hubbub of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tax code proposal and the possible special session to address it. Staffers at what is left of the Commission on Public Integrity are reportedly unsure of what their fate will be come next week when the CPI will no longer exist and Cuomo and the legislature are scheduled to announce their picks to serve on JCOPE. One person who has been rumored to be scheduled to survive the change over–executive director and chief council of the CPI, Barry Ginsburg, apparently wants to keep doing what he is doing as part of JCOPE. The New York World asked him where he is headed after CPI ends and this is what he had to say:

“I dont know for sure that Im leaving Im technically leaving the position as it will no longer exist in December. But whether Ill be a part of JCOPE, I cant say. My professional life has been primarily built around serving public and government, in some shape or form, and I intend to continue that. I find public work to be personally rewarding, and if it sounds egotistical I think I do it well. Theres a value and I hope to be able to keep contributing.”

One interested spectator told me it was curious to them that, “Andrew Cuomo is sharp enough that he is going to change the entire tax code by the end of the week. But they haven’t been able to get things together for the ethics commission in six months.”

So moving forward, where will you be headed?
I dont know for sure that Im leaving Im technically leaving the position as it will no longer exist in December. But whether Ill be a part of JCOPE, I cant say. My professional life has been primarily built around serving public and government, in some shape or form, and I intend to continue that. I find public work to be personally rewarding, and if it sounds egotistical I think I do it well. Theres a value and I hope to be able to keep contributing.
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