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Ethics commission: Media consultants should report lobbying

ALBANY — New York’s ethics commission says certain activities by media consultants constitute lobbying under state law and should be reported. In an advisory opinion Tuesday, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics says media relations and communications services don’t necessarily ...

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ALBANY — New York’s attorney general has relaunched the office’s website containing public information to match lobbying disclosures with specific legislation proposed and passed by state lawmakers. According to the attorney general’s office, now links Joint Commission on Public ...

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Ethics panel: $210M spent lobbying last year

ALBANY (AP) — New York’s ethics commission reports $210 million were spent on state and local lobbying last year. The Joint Commission on Public Ethics, in its 2013 annual report, says its enforcement cases resulted in more than $450,000 in ...

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NY Dem Committee ads questioned as lobbying

ALBANY — The novel approach by the New York state Democratic Committee to air TV ads urging New Yorkers to twist their legislators’ arms to vote for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ethics and jobs legislation appears to violate state lobbying law, ...

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Report: Gambling interests spend heavy in Albany

ALBANY (AP) — A new report says gambling interests spent nearly $50 million on lobbying and campaign contributions in Albany since 2005 and that the flow is accelerating as New York considers the expansion of casino gambling. The advocacy group ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Lobbying: Opinion 10-147

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Lobbying Criminal Defendant’s Rights Opinion 10-147 Background: The inquiring judge asked whether he may actively and publicly lobby for or against a pending bill which, if passed, would extend the rights of defendants before ...

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A record year for lobbyist $ in New York

It looks like another record year for money spent on lobbying in New York. The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics doesn’t have the year-end figures yet, but a report summarizing the first 10 months of the year ...

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Health care tops New York lobbying

Even as the state seeks to revamp the health care system to save costs, hospitals, insurers and other groups are pouring more money than ever into lobbying to fend off impending cuts. Total lobbying spending in the state topped $200 million for the first time in 2010 ...

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Report on Aqueduct slots award goes to prosecutors

ALBANY — New York's inspector general said Thursday that top state legislative leaders and the governor's office angled for campaign contributions and political advantage when they awarded a lucrative video slot machine contract for Aqueduct racetrack to a consortium that was later disqualified.

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