Monday, February 15, 2010

Paterson signs anti-fraud bill

From NY1:

Governor David Paterson has signed a bill into law that bans lawmakers from using state resources for personal business.

The new law makes it a felony when the fraud is ongoing with a value of at least $1,000.

One sponsor of the bill says the law will clarify the rules on mixing outside business and public work.

Last week, state lawmakers failed to override the governor's veto of another ethics bill he said was too weak.

That bill would have required lawmakers and lobbyists to disclose more of their outside business interests and income.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about relatives too?

I want to know about real estate holdings of political families in areas that are getting rezoned.

Anonymous said...

The rich get richer, the taxpayer gets fleeced and the politicians keep stealing.

and the beat goes on...

stinky said...

Oh oh! Shut the capital down - there all guilty!

CJ said...

Paterson's leadership is a fraud. It's time for him to go.

Anonymous said...

I may have missed this-- did he sign a bill preventing a governor from giving development rights to a ractetrack to those who promise to support his reelection?