August 26, 2011 (see below)
At the same time there is talk of local government ethics reform in New
York State, the new attorney general has his own plan for local
government oversight. But it is all criminal in nature.
His idea is to place public integrity officers in all thirteen attorney
in the state, starting with Rochester. The new
attorney general's predecessor, now the governor,
founded the Public
in 2007, with a mandate to investigate corruption,
fraud, and abuse of authority.