Corruption Busts Prompt NY Dems To Push Reform Measures

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT) -- Stung by the recent arrests for bribery of two Democratic state lawmakers, New York State Senate Democrats on Monday proposed an anti-corruption initiative that includes restrictions on how political war chests can be spent, campaign finance reform and stripping convicted politicians of pension payments. 

Their proposal came the same day legislators returned to Albany after a spring recess and followed a package of criminal reforms pushed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week as well as a proposal put forward Friday by the smaller bloc of independent Democrats...
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