Public Corruption Reforms
Will this affect anyone in Hoboken?
Saw this little tidbit over at The Observer Editor’s Blog.
Sweeping Ethics Reforms Hit Trenton
Gov. Jon S. Corzine, D-Hoboken, signed a package of bills today designed to further improve the ethical climate in New Jersey by eliminating dual office holding for elected officials and — for the first time — creating a specific crime to target individuals who use public resources for unauthorized purposes and increase penalties for those found guilty of public corruption.
The governor also signed legislation requiring the Office of Legislative Services to post all legislators’ voting records online.
“I am committed to giving the people of our state the kind of open, transparent and accountable government they deserve, and these bills go a long way toward accomplishing that goal,” Corzine said. “These reforms will only further demonstrate our commitment to ensuring that government serves only the public trust, and I want to thank the legislature, and Sen. (Ellen) Karcher in particular, for their efforts on this issue.”
Read the rest over at the blog.