NEW YORK, NY (05/12/2017) (readMedia)-- Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY released the following statement:
Today's New York Times report that the Senate filed fraudulent documents to secure lulus for members of the Independent Democratic Conference represents an egregious misuse of public monies, and potentially a more serious legal violation, which must be investigated by law enforcement. This is not a clerical error to be blamed on staff, or punted to the Comptroller.
It is entirely appropriate for the Comptroller to trust and rely on the information as certified to him by the designating authority, in this case the Senate.
Voters need to know:
1. The terms under which the Senate leadership arrived at this arrangement
2. That it will be discontinued immediately