Media Coverage

NY Lawmakers Challenge Limit on Outside Income

Courthouse News Service | April 1, 2019 | Nick Rummell
Despite being among the highest paid state legislators in the country, 11 Republican New York lawmakers Friday to overturn a new rule restricting how much money they can earn in outside income.

EDITORIAL: No Limits on Albany’s Gall

New York Times | January 12, 2019
To keep a legislative pay increase but lose new restrictions on lawmakers’ outside income, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is piggybacking onto a lawsuit by a conservative legal group that is seeking to overturn the raise.

Lawmaker pay raises put on hold

News10 | January 11, 2019
A judge in Albany heard the first arguments regarding the lawsuit against the state regarding the pay commission’s decision to raise lawmakers salaries but also block outside income.

In latest effort to hamstring AG’s Exxon suit, conservatives enlist JCOPE

Times Union | December 10, 2018 | Rachel Silberstein
In the latest effort to scuttle the state’s climate change litigation against ExxonMobil, the conservative-leaning Government Justice Center has filed a complaint with the state’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics accusing the attorney general’s office of misconduct.

Complaint says Bloomberg charity influences attorney general’s agenda

The Telegraph | December 7, 2018 | Rachel Silberstein
In the latest effort to scuttle the state’s climate change litigation against ExxonMobil, the conservative-leaning Government Justice Center has filed a complaint with the state’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics accusing the attorney general’s office of misconduct