Common Cause/NY Responds to Gov Hochul's State of the State

NEW YORK, NY (01/05/2022) (readMedia)-- Today, in response to Governor Kathy Hochul's State of the State, Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause/NY, issued the following statement:

"During her short tenure, Governor Hochul has consistently highlighted ethics, good government and voting rights: a welcome change from her predecessor who did most dealings in the dark, and may have even broken the law. Her first State of the State, delivered in the people's house – without gratuitous stagecraft or self-congratulation – today was no different. Hochul is committed to replacing JCOPE and depoliticizing ethics oversight in New York by appointing law school deans, not political cronies, to build public trust. She again emphasized her commitment to no excuse absentee voting (a safe and secure voting method already enjoyed in 30 other states), and lowering barriers to voter registration. Common Cause/NY looks forward to working with the Governor to build back our democracy better for all New Yorkers."