Schenectady GOP releases new ethics reform proposal

Conservative lawmakers in Schenectady are proposing the city take another look at its ethics law.

The city’s GOP council has released an ethics reform proposal that would
form a new independent board with representation from different parties.
It’s called the Schenectady Ethics Enforcement Network, or SEEN.

Lawmakers issued a joint statement saying it would give them the power to investigate and punish ethical violations and conflicts of interest.

The proposal stipulates no more than two members should be from the same political party, and modeled loosely after the checks and balances of the Board of Education.