NY Amendment Would Axe Pensions Of Felonious Politicians

Law360, New York (January 31, 2013, 5:01 PM EST) -- A proposed amendment to New York's Constitution that would disqualify politicians convicted of pilfering government money from collecting pension benefits went to the state's attorney general Thursday, one day after a former state lawmaker admitted to just such a crime.

The legislation, sponsored by Oyster Bay, N.Y., Republican Sen. Carl Marcellino, comes not only as pension benefits for many state workers are being pared back in a statewide budget crunch — but also as officials including Gov. Andrew Cuomo work to cut down on corruption in Albany....
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