Albany Times Union
"Make AG an Election Watchdog"
After a whirlwind of arrests, Albany is brimming with anti-corruption proposals. They include public financing of elections, beefed-up regulatory measures and stricter rules for political parties. When the smoke clears, the most important measure of success will be if and how the enforcement of election and campaign finance laws are reformed.
Among the variety of suggestions, the best hope for meaningful reform is to give the attorney general full jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute civil violations and criminal conduct. The governor has the power to make this happen.