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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 firstname.lastname@example.org
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator José M. Serrano Send Letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo asking him to include Member Item Reform in Package of Ethics Reform Legislation
Reforming Outdated and Problematic Legislative Grants System will Help Inspire Confidence and Root Out Corruption
(Ossining, NY) – Today Assemblywoman Sandy and Senator José M. Serrano sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo asking him to consider legislation that would reform the current problematic legislative member item system. In 2010 Serrano and Galef worked together to craft legislation A641/S920 (http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S920-2013) for comprehensive member item reform. The bill received wide, bi-partisan support, and while member items have not been included in recent budgets, Serrano and Galef believe it is important to reform the laws that govern member items to ensure a better, more transparent system in the event member items return in future budgets.
CLICK HERE to read full text of the letter to Governor Cuomo.