A panel of Senate Democrats will discuss the push for ethics reform in an “interactive public forum,” speaking on their package of bills that would tighten oversight and increase disclosure.
The Democrats say the forum is necessary to “bring the conversation to the people,” expressing frustration with the lack of public hearings thus far on ethics reform.
“Most of the way through the legislative session, we have yet to see any action on the fundamental reforms that almost every Senator has pledged to support,” Sen. Daniel Squadron, D-Manhattan, said in a statement. “Passage of a real ethics package will lend much-needed transparency and accountability to our state government, helping restore New Yorkers’ trust and allowing us all to better tackle the dire challenges facing our state.”
The forum starts at 1 p.m., and can be viewed below: