Governor should focus on lobbyists’ influence, not legislators’ outside income

Posted 21 January 2016 at 12:00 am


Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to limit the outside income earned by state legislators is just another example of his efforts to take away the rights and liberties of the citizens of the state of New York.

If there is going to be real reform, changing the lobbying system is the place to start. Monies paid to legislators by special interests’ lobby organizations are potentially more corrupting than any money an honest, hardworking citizen earns.

Michael Zelazny