Welcome to the Legislative Profiles, 2019

Changing Albany's Pay-To-Play Culture? Maybe.  (WAMC, May 14, 2019)
Change to State's Constitution Could Allow Those Aged 17 to Vote  (Spectrum News, May 3, 2019)
'Enough Is Enough': Lawmakers Seek To Break Cuomo's Grip On NY's Budget  (Gothamist, April 26, 2019)
Cuomo schedules lavish fundraisers as legislature tussles over major issues  (New York Post, April 23, 2019)
Lobbying Spending In NY Hits A Record  (WAMC, April 15, 2019)
An upstate New York industry on the rise: Lobbying at the state Capitol  (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, April 12, 2019)
Uber spent $6 million lobbying in New York, lapping all other big spenders  (Newsday, April 11, 2019)
How 'model bills' influence the New York State Legislature  (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, April 4, 2019)
Strip Gov, Cuomo of his power over the NY state budget, Queens assemblyman says  (Daily News, April 3, 2019)
Blair Horner Executive Director of NYPIRG talks about the State Budget  (Blog Talk Radio, April 2, 2019)
New York State Budget Deal Brings Congestion Pricing, Plastic Bag Ban and Mansion Tax  (The New York Times, March 31, 2019)
All Eyes On Albany As Democrats' State Budget Comes Together  (Gothamist, March 29, 2019)
Budget season = fundraising season  (Albany Times-Union, March 28, 2019)
In Profane Rant, Cuomo Aide Calls 3 Female Lawmakers 'Idiots'  (The New York Times, March 28, 2019)
Fate of public campaign finance uncertain as Cuomo aides feud with 3 female Democratic lawmakers  (WXXI, March 28, 2019)
Cuomo budget to lobbyists: Be respectful, or face sanctions  (Newsday, March 28, 2019)
N.Y. state lawmakers slam Cuomo over fancy Fifth Ave. fund-raiser weeks before budget  (Daily News, March 27, 2019)
Albany Watch: Tough choices as NY budget talks hit home stretch  (Times-Herald Record, March 25, 2019)
Campaign Finance Reform Hangs In the Balance In Albany  (WAMC, March 25, 2019)
Tough Choices as NY Budget Talks Hit Home Stretch  (U.S. News & World Report, March 23, 2019)
News Archive
Civic Organizations Release 50-state Review of States' Ethics Boards
Release: Albany Money Machine 2019
NYPIRG Reviews Governor, Senate and Assembly Budget Plans on Key Issues
NYPIRG Statement on H.R. 1 Passage and Calls for State Law for Small Donor Public Financing of Campaigns
New York's Highest-in-the-Nation Contribution Limits Go Up
Donors Can Now Contribute Nearly $70,000 to Governor
Governor's Budget Responds to New Yorkers' "Pent-Up Demands" For Action
NYPIRG and civic groups urge legislative reforms
NYPIRG and coalition urge approval of new ethics reform plan
Despite New Limits on Legislators' "Moonlighting" In Pay Raise Deal, Albany's Reform Agenda Is Far from Finished
Report: Outside Income and Conflict of Interest in Albany
State Lawmakers Ranked Third Highest Paid in the Nation, Overwhelming Number of State Lawmakers Report No, or Little, Outside Income
NYPIRG's 2018 Legislative Review
As End of Legislative Session Draws Near, NYPIRG and Other Civic Organizations Call for Overhaul of Ethics Enforcement to Restore Public Trust in Government
New York's leading civic organizations call for action to respond to the state's corruption crises.
Roadmap to Reform
NYPIRG and other leading civic organizations respond to the important ethics issues raised during the Joseph Percoco trial, which went to the jury today.
News Release: As Percoco trial begins, Reformers call for strong anti-corruption measures
News Release: Watchdog Groups Unveil "roadmap" to Curbing Corruption In New York, Kicking Off Their Restore Public Trust Campaign
Letter: Watchdog Groups Call for "Restore Public Trust" Reforms in Albany
News Release: Nearly 1.8 Million New Yorkers Without Full Representation
Reports & Features Archive