New York is considering changes to its ethics laws, according to this Times report.
Two proposals are expected to come to a vote on Thursday. One is a bill identical to one the State Assembly passed this year that would, among other things, create a series of commissions responsible for overseeing and investigating state government and the lobbyists who seek to influence it. That measure, which has bipartisan support, is expected to pass.
The other proposal, an amendment that government watchdog groups have energetically endorsed but is lacking public backing from Republicans, would create a variety of new rules to monitor the money that flows in and out of campaigns. Under one section of the amendment, campaign finance reports would be randomly audited.