State Lawmakers Face Disclosure Deadline

MGN Online


By The Associated Press

New York legislators face a deadline Friday to respond to a request for detailed information about their outside income, including identifying their private law firm clients.

But lawmakers aren't expected to turn over a lot of data. Instead, they'll likely press legal arguments against the request.
The Commission to Investigate Public Corruption asked for the information in a letter sent late last month to lawmakers and obtained by The Associated Press.
It asks legislators to provide details of any outside employment that paid them more than $20,000 in 2012, a description of the work and how the pay was determined, along with the lists of any law firm clients.
The Legislature has blocked releasing such information in past years, citing separation of powers and attorney-client privilege.
Friday, December 9, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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