GOP Leader: New ethics reform bill ‘watered down’

ALBANY, NY (NEWS 10) – With the arrest of two top lawmakers this year, ethics reforms continue to be a topic of discussion at the Capitol.

The most recent bill, already passed in the Senate, would allow a judge to take away a politicians pension if they’re convicted of a felony.

But Assembly Democrats want to change the language to better protect state employees who are not in elected positions.

But Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb is speaking out against that version of the bill, calling it watered down.

Both Republicans and Democrats are optimistic that they’ll pass this bill before the end of session.

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