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“'I quickly found out, once I became chair of the ethics committee of the Senate,' Avella testified at Skelos’ trial, 'that no bills had ever been referred to that committee and no bills had ever been voted out of that committee.'",  "An Inside Look at How the Skelos Trial Exposed Slimy Side of NY Politics", Long Island Press (Timothy Bolger)

 

1.

CJA's February 23, 2017 FOIL/records request
& misconduct/fraud complaint

"RE:  FIRST TEST of the Senate's Ethics and Internal Governance Committee: Senate Rules for 2017-2018"

 

2.

CJA's February 28, 2017 FOIL/Records Request --
"RE:  The meaning, in dollars, of Senate Rule X, §8 'Staffing'"

Senate's March 7, 2017 response  -- referred-to link

           4/1/16-9/30/16 -- expenditure reports
10/1/15-3/31/16 -- expenditure reports

CJA's March 14, 2017 clarification request

3. 

CJA's March 1, 2017 FOIL/Records Request --
"RE: Annually published 'guidelines' required by Senate Rule VII, §1 pertaining to referral of bills to 'appropriate standing committee[s]'"

Senate's March 8, 2017 response

4.

CJA's March 2, 2017 FOIL/Records Request --
"RE: The meaning, in dollars of Senate Rule X, §11 'Allocation for Community Projects” – & where such appropriations appear in the budgets for fiscal years 2013-2014; 2014-2015; 2015-2016; and 2017-2018”

Senate's March 9, 2017 response


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CJA's Rule Reform webpages

2017 -- what's happening with rules reform?

Rules Reform Resource Page -- including 2004, 2006, 2008 Brennan Center Reports

Senate Rules Reform Resource Page -- including transcripts, videos, & reports of the 2009 Temporary Senate Committee on Rules & Administration Reform

Assembly Rules Reform Resource Page

Championing appropriate rules & leadership for the New York State Legislature 

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2018
"Klein accusation provides even more reason for Albany reform"
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