They must be because I am about to say something I never thought I would ever say
JCOPE just did one of the bravest most meaningful ethics reform measures that I have witnessed in the last decade.
They issued a draft opinion that if adopted will change forever the way elected officials in Albany raise money.
You can read it here
This opinion will stop the Governor, the Controller, the Attorney General and members of the legislature from soliciting or accepting campaign contributions from those subject to active investigatory actions. And it gets better, the definition of active investigatory actions is broad enough to include many many regulatory acts that will effect New York's large banking, insurance, real estate, union, casino and virtually all other industries. It will even reach to those individuals being audited by the Tax Department, although how a campaign would know who is being audited is beyond me.
Now of course the JJOKE group that wrote the opinion have no clue of what the real world is like so all the problems inherent in a sweeping opinion such as this will come flooding in and the opinion will never be issued but I need to know
DID JJOKE NOT RUN THIS BY THEIR APPOINTING AUTHORITIES?
DID THE GOVERNORS OFFICE ACTUALLY APPROVE?
DID ANYONE AT JJOKE REMEMBER THEY REJECTED DONALD TRUMPS COMPLAINT THAT ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN DID EXACTLY WHAT THIS OPINION PROHIBITS?
Why haven't the good government groups issued press releases praising JCOPE for their heroic actions?
Someone please tell me who at JJOKE thought of doing this opinion. I want to nominate them for ethics hero of the decade.
And then help them find a job after they get shit canned for putting the Governor in such a tight spot