What about those JCOPE reforms?

After the governor promised bold reform of the state’s ethics watchdog in the budget, the proposal may have sputtered.


A new ethical zeitgeist hits Albany

Even JCOPE is doing something about holding public officials accountable.

Andy King

Andy King likely to be kicked out of NY City Council

The Committee on Standards and Ethics unanimously recommend expulsion for multiple charges of misconduct.

New York City

Roger Stone’s New York intrigues

Roger Stone - the ‘malevolent Forrest Gump’ - has never strayed far from his home state.


Will lawmakers cede control in order to clean up Albany?

Reformers want the judiciary to make more appointments on a proposed state ethics commission.

Sheldon Silver

What to know about the Sheldon Silver ruling

Why part of the former Assembly speaker’s corruption conviction was overturned Tuesday.


Is it time to replace JCOPE?

A constitutional amendment could reduce Cuomo’s influence on ethics enforcement.

Ross Barkan

Legislature should reject high campaign contribution limits

If the Public Campaign Finance Commission doesn’t lower its preliminary new donation cap, public financing will be undermined.

New York State

JCOPE’s strange priorities

The state ethics watchdog slept on a lot of major corruption scandals, but it’s chasing a private citizen for buying a billboard.

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New York State Senate

Updated: Ex-state Sen. Marty Golden’s brushes with controversy

Brooklyn Republican state Sen. Marty Golden's campaign office manager approved the controversial appearance of outspoken misogynist and Islamophobic pundit and activist Gavin McInnes at a Manhattan Republican club.

New York State

Stopping sexual harassment, cleaning up Albany, taking on Trump – and more

State lawmakers are tackling a broad range of issues in Albany, including ending sexual harassment, cleaning up Albany and taking on Trump.

New York City

Ballooning budget, congestion concession and pharma felonies

Ballooning budget, congestion concession, pharma felonies and more in this week’s political news roundup.


Will New York close the double jeopardy loophole before it’s too late?

Recent developments in the cases against Paul Manafort and Roger Stone show the urgency to close New York's double jeopardy loophole.

New York State

Should accused sexual harassers be hired in politics?

Former state Sen. Jeff Klein is just the most recent accused New York pol to get a lobbying job. Some say that’s wrong.

New York City

New York politicians’ biggest flip-flops

How New York politicians ‘evolved’ on pot, guns, immigrants, LGBT rights and homelessness.

New York City

Cuomo’s budget proposal, the shutdown that wasn't and Gillibrand 2020

Andrew Cuomo unveils his budget proposal, the L train shutdown that wasn't and Kirsten Gillibrand enters the fray