Suozzi rolls out ethics plan to combat ‘culture of corruption’ in NY government

By: Robert Harding

In response to recent events, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Suozzi unveiled a six-point plan that aims to clean up state government.

Suozzi’s proposal would require legislative hearings for any expenditure over $10 million that’s a last-minute addition to the state budget process. He singled out the inclusion of $600 million for the Buffalo Bills’ new stadium which was announced four days before the budget deadline and the $350 million fund for Long Island as examples of appropriations that should have been scrutinized.

“This is what’s broken in our system,” he said. “It’s why we have the highest taxes in the United States of America. It’s why we have all these problems.”