Community Voices Heard and VOCAL-NY have requested an update on their complain to their NY State Joint Committee on Public Ethics. When will we get an answer on their questions?
“We believe the Committee to Save New York — which is inextricably linked to the Governor’s office through personal and professional relationships, which was established at the “urging” of the governor himself, which has reportedly raised more than ten million dollars ($10,000,000) to spend on television advertisements in explicit support of the Governor’s budget proposals that are currently before the state legislature, which, we outline below, did not register as a lobbyist with the Commission in a manner compliant with the Commission’s rules and the State Lobbying Act, and which should be expected to first report on those expenditures by the March 15, 2011 bi-monthly reporting deadline — should be required to list Governor Cuomo on its lobbying registration as a third party on whose behalf it is lobbying.
The Committee to Save New York continues to spend a massive amount of money to influence the state budget debates but we have no clearer understanding today as to the Committee’s relationship to the Governor’s office than we had in February 2011 when we filed our initial complaint. For these reasons we request an update on the status of our complaint.”
Read the full JCOPE Letter here.