August 2, 2018. This article discusses the pressures being placed on the Senate to return to Albany to take up a bill re-authorizing New York City to operate cameras in school zones to catch speeders and the call to tackle ethics reform. The two ethics reform bills that stalled in the Assembly before its session ended in June are aimed at boosting government transparency and oversight. One of these bills is the “database of deals”, a policy supported by The Fiscal Policy Institute, which would permit the public to search online for detailed information about economic development benefits awarded by the state, along with their precise costs and job creation results.
“These two unfinished items, in the wake of these recent corruption trials and scandals and convictions, are long past due,’’ said Ron Deutsch, executive director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, one of the groups pressing for the measures.
Here is a link to the article in The Buffalo News.