Paterson’s Unveils Ethics Plan, Alone

ALBANY—David Paterson just announced plans to completely overhaul the way government ethics are enforced on the state level. His plan creates a new body of five people, appointed by an independent screening panel, to oversee the executive and legislative branches, as well as campaign financing and lobbying.
“We will take politics and the perception of politics out of the whole concept of ethical review,” Paterson said at a Red Room press conference. “It will all enable us to place power in an agency and a system that will now serve the public interest rather than self-interest.”
Paterson said the measure is a priority, and on the top of a list of things he’d like to see accomplished before the end of this legislative session.

Paterson’s Unveils Ethics Plan, Alone