“Lawmakers Introduce Solution to Wall Street Conflicts of Interest; New Public Citizen Report Highlights Extent of Problem”

Release: In an effort to rein in conflicts of interest and revolving door abuses within financial regulatory agencies, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) today introduced the Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act – a desperately … Continue reading

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“U.S. Said to Investigate Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Over Pay”

NYT: Federal authorities are investigating substantial payments made to the State Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver, by a small law firm that seeks real estate tax reductions for commercial and residential properties in New York City, according to people with knowledge … Continue reading

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“Janos Marton, former special counsel to Moreland Commission, blasts Andrew Cuomo while endorsing Zephyr Teachout”

NYDN:  A former special counsel to Gov. Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission blasted the governor Friday as he endorsing his Democratic primary challenger, Zephyr Teachout. Janos Marton, who worked on the commission for most of its brief time in existence, penned a … Continue reading

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“Menendez donor reveals lobbying effort — four years late”

Politico: A company controlled by the Democratic donor in the middle of the Robert Menendez controversy this week revealed that it spent as much as $60,000 on previously undisclosed lobbying. Salomon Melgen, a wealthy South Florida ophthalmologist and investor, has … Continue reading

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