Golisano: ‘Don’t Talk to Me About Ethical Background in Albany’

ALBANY—Tom Golisano is not concerned about whether, in his effort to build a “reform” coalition, he cut a deal with “a thief and a thug,” as a Senate Democratic spokesman called Golisano’s partners in yesterday’s coup.
“I’m not 100 percent confident, but very happy with the start,” he said about the possibility of rules reforms in the chamber.
I asked Golisano if there could really be rules reform, given both Pedro Espada Jr.’s and Hiram Monserrate’s rocky legal standing.
“Yes, I am. If you’ve had conversations with these gentlemen, as I have, I’m very confident that they’re going to follow through,” he said.

Golisano: ‘Don’t Talk to Me About Ethical Background in Albany’