By Kenneth Lovett
DAILY NEWS ALBANY BUREAU CHIEF
ALBANY - Former state Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno has registered with the state as a lobbyist, something he had said he wouldn't do.
The 79-year-old Bruno, who quit the Senate less than a month ago, said he was just being cautious in his new role as CEO of CMA Consulting.
By law, he cannot lobby the Legislature for two years.
"I will, however, be interfacing with various executive agencies and officials in my new role at CMA and I have chosen to register ... to guarantee maximum transparency," he told the Albany Times Union Wednesday.
Bruno has a close relationship with Gov. Paterson.