Albany has many options when it comes to corruption
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Many ideas have been floated as ways to combat corruption in New York state government, but it remains to be seen whether the conviction of ex-state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will prompt state leaders to find the will to pass them.
From a full-time Legislature barred from working outside jobs to tighter campaign finance rules to a state constitutional convention, the list of ethics proposals before the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a long one.
So far, however, state politicians point to modest changes passed earlier this year and say the other party is to blame for the failure of bigger overhauls.
Assembly Democrats oppose term limits, for instance, while Senate Republicans balk at limiting outside income.
Legislators will likely wrestle with ethics reforms once again when they reconvene in January.