That’s all folks: Cuomo says ethics reforms unlikely

The legislative session runs until late June, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn’t see many outstanding issues being resolved after a state budget deal last week was chock full of policy issues.

Perhaps the most outstanding issue remains another round of ethics reforms after Cuomo’s former top aides were charged last year in a sweeping corruption scandal.

But Cuomo said while he proposed a series of new ethics and campaign-finance policies in January, he contended the Legislature is not interested.

“They will not do it. Their position is: We did it. We did more ethics reform than ever before, which is true,” Cuomo told reporters Saturday at the governor’s mansion, where he hosted an annual Easter Open House.

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