Hiram Monserrate challenger Assemblyman Jose Peralta got $350,000 for a less than robust non-profit group connected to his family, Juan Gonzalez finds.
The Times says former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno’s conviction “eliminates any last feeble excuse” for lawmakers to tighten up ethics disclosures. The Times provides bullet points.
“There should be someone watching, requiring disclosure or requiring approval for what jobs you can take on,” Patricia Hurley-Dyer, the jury forewoman, told the News. “I would imagine that there are some people who are a little nervous. I am sure Mr. Bruno is not the only one who crosses the line.”
“New York’s ethics laws stink,” Blair Horner told the paper.
The Times Union notes that instead, it’s eerily quiet in the Capitol.
But Senators Eric Schneiderman and Daniel Squadron have drafted an ethics bill.
Conviction?!?? Bah, we still love ya Joe. And we love having your name on our stadium and your bust in our airport.
Bruno resigned as CEO of CMA Consulting Services.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the “honest services” statute that convicted Bruno, and were skeptical.
Steven Breyer asked if employees could be prosecuted for reading the Daily Racing Form.
Bill Hammond is upset that people who voted against same-sex marriage didn’t explain why.
He vetoed a bill to allow a grace period on parking meters.
Next week, Bloomberg goes to Copenhagen.
The UFT questions New York’s gains on standardized math tests.
And below, Eric Massa talks about Obama’s plans for Afghanistan on Hardball: