New York Scores D on National State Integrity Investigation
March 19th, 2012
A report by the Center for Public Integrity that studied the laws and corruption risks of all 50 states gave New York a score of D. The just released scorecards and accompanying stories rate both the laws and how they are implemented. New York ranked 36 amongst all states on the corruption risk. The Center for Public Integrity hopes to use the reports to work with states to enact reform. Full disclosure: I am the New York reporter for the project.
WNYC ran a story on the investigation this morning and Cuomo spokesman Matt Wing told them that the report does not take into account reforms made under Gov. Andrew Cuomo. This assertion is not completely true as†my story focuses on the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, how the agency appears to be stacked with political cronies and how the creation of the agency has echoes of Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s failed attempt to reform the state’s ethics organization.
Please take a look at the report and let us know what you think. The site provides a handy tool to send the report to your representative. Isn’t that a heckuva thing?By David King on March 19, 2012, 8:01 am
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