Various JJOKE commissioners who have extensive experience with the legislature and regulations have been asking some difficult questions since Monday. Questions like which staff member (Martin or Monica) will take the blame for this glaring legal mistake? Or what can we do to salvage this PR disaster? Or when will Agata get back from vacation and fall on his sword and resign? Some are even trying to follow the Agata company spin and are telling people and the media it's all just a big communications mistake these were never meant as real regulations only "guidance regulations".
Will the commissioners with reputations in government service go along with Agata's big lie? Yates, Weismann, Levine and Dearing know you need legislative authority as an agency to issue formal regulations. How foolish are they willing to look saying these were never really regulations? Just take a look at all the material JJOKE has published calling them regulations . . . for Gods sake you published them in the state register under title 19 as
"Title 19 NYCRR Part 943 is added to read as follows:
OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 19. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
CHAPTER XX. JOINT COMMISSION ON PUBLIC ETHICS
PART 943: LOBBYING"
And yes I've printed all the proof to use in my Article 78 proceeding.
Here is a suggestion that JJOKE staff can do the exact opposite of since we all know if I say black they will say white.
Next meeting put out amended regulations oops guidance for further comment. Title the document "guidance" and hope everyone forgets you spent a year doing regulations you were never authorized to issue. Pass the source of funding regulations and when asked act like those were the only regulations you were working on. Hold a vote on the guidance next year and I will not have standing to bring an Article 78.
Given enough time you can use the strategy of calling them best in the nation guidance.
Except those of us that know about these things will always know Agata stepped on his dick but so did all the experts that submitted comments that failed to note the lack of authority to issue lobby regulations.
Is it any wonder why I keep adding clients? JJOKE making Grandeau richer every time they screw up.