The state’s new ethics commission, announced this week, is already raising some questions after holding its first meeting in private, without public notice.
Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders announced their appointments to the new Joint Commission on Public Ethics, or JCOPE early in the week. It was the last possible day before the commission was, under law, required to begin its work.
The first meeting was held late Thursday. It was a private teleconference, and no public notice was given. The Associated Press first reported the existence of the meeting.