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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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January 14, 2021  •  

Wisconsin Governor Calls Special Session

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced he was calling a special session of the Legislature during his State of the State address, delivered virtually for the first time in the state’s history. He called the special session to consider the State […]

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo tackled several issues at his recent State of the State Address. Cuomo acknowledged the corruption at all levels of government, and proposed plans for a full-time Legislature, term limits for elected officials, an increase to the inspector […]

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