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February 11, 2022  •  

Representative Resigns from New York House

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Rep. Melissa Miller announced her resignation from the New York Legislature. Miller is stepping down in order to accept a position on the Hempstead Town Board. A special election is expected to be called to fill the vacant Assembly District […]

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January 10, 2022  •  

New York Special Elections Scheduled

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New York Gov. Hochul announced special elections for February 15 to fill vacancies in Assembly District 60 and 72. The seats became vacant when former Assembly members Charles Barron and Carmen De La Rosa began serving on the New York […]

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Governor Kathy Hochul - By: Marc A. Hermann / MTA

During the 2022 State of the State speech, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a plan to replace the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) with an independent watchdog agency prioritizing transparency. While JCOPE members are appointed by elected officials, the new […]

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November 3, 2021  •  

New York Special Election Results

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Democrat Cordell Cleare will serve as the next New York State Senator for District 30. Cleare defeated challenger Oz Sultan handily in the special election and will serve the remainder of the term set to expire at the end of […]

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November 3, 2021  •  

Eric Adams Elected Next Mayor of NYC

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Democrat Eric Adams defeated Curtis Silwa 66% to 28.8% in New York City’s mayoral race. Adams is a retired New York Police Department captain who previously served as Brooklyn Borough President. Adams will succeed current Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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September 16, 2021  •  

New York State Special Elections Scheduled

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New York Rep. Victor Pichardo’s resignation was effective this week, leaving the 86th Assembly District seat vacant. Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin’s former Senate District 30 seat is also vacant following his elevation to the lieutenant governor position. Special elections will […]

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September 1, 2021  •  

New York Governor Calls Special Session

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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has called the state Legislature to reconvene today, September 1. The session’s primary order of business will be to extend the state’s eviction moratorium, but the meeting is also expected to address the open meetings […]

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August 10, 2021  •  

New York Governor Cuomo Resigns

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation one week after the state Office of Attorney General released a report concluding he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women. The resignation will take effect in 14 days on August 24. Lt. Gov. Kathy […]

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June 15, 2021  •  

New York Legislature Adjourns

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The New York State Legislature adjourned on June 11. During the legislative session lawmakers introduced and failed to pass bills to ban corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and limited liability partnerships from making political contributions; create a restricted period for […]

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The New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics appointed Sanford Berland as the new executive director. Berland previously served as state judge in both the Court of Claims and Supreme Court of New York. Before his appointment, the position had […]

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The Joint Commission on Public Ethics opened the online Lobbying Application for the submission of bimonthly reports and posted updated PDF forms. Additional time has been provided to file bimonthly reports covering the January 1 to February 28 reporting period. […]

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February 23, 2021  •  

New York Gov. Cuomo Appoints New JCOPE Chair

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed attorney Camille Joseph Varlack as the new chair of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics. The appointment comes after the former chairman, Michael Rozen, resigned on February 10. Ms. Varlack is a partner at […]

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February 16, 2021  •  

New York JCOPE Updates Online Filing System

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On February 24, the New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics plans to open the online Lobbying Application. Additionally, the commission will post updated paper forms for the submission of bimonthly reports. The writable PDF forms will be available to […]

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The New York Legislature is set to convene a special session on Monday, December 28. Lawmakers are meeting to pass legislation extending the ban on residential evictions past its January 1, 2021 deadline. Tenants who present a legal document attesting […]

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